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Drug Jump

The cost of brand-name prescription drugs continue to increase at more than six times the rate of inflation of other consumer goods, according to new research by Express Scripts. The study found that a brand-name drug that cost $100 in 2008 would now cost $163.08 (in 2008 dollars). Conversely, a $100 generic drug in 2008 would now cost $60.96 in 2008 dollars.