Cost & Quality

Report: Drug prices continue to rise sharply

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A new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group shows that an average American now spends more than $1,000 per year on prescription drugs, a more than 10-fold increase since 1960. The group, which surveyed hundreds of U.S. pharmacies in compiling the date, found huge price differences for identical medications in its March report. (U.S. PIRG

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