Prescription Purgatory: $100,000 a Year to Stay Alive

Publication: Healthline
Published on: July 10, 2015
Description: Specialty drugs for diseases like cancer and hepatitis C are spurring a jump in the number of people with very high prescription drug costs, along with an increase in financial difficulties.

Tags: specialty drugs, Gleevec, Sovaldi, cancer, hepatitis C, health insurance, medical bankruptcy, copay assistance, chronic health conditions

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As the cost of specialty meds continues to skyrocket, many people are running into financial troubles just so they can continue paying for their own treatment.