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Pharmacists Report Soaring Generic Drug Purchasing Prices Impacting Patients, Pharmacies

Dec 26, 2013: Pharmacy acquisition costs for scores of generic drugs have spiked by as much as 600%, 1,000% or more in 2013, a problem that is harming patient care and pharmacists, according to a survey of more than 1,000 community pharmacists conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

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77% of pharmacists reported 26 or more instances of a large upswing in a generic drug's acquisition price over the past 6 months