High-Priced Drugs Raise Costs For Seniors in Medicare Part D – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Carole Siesser, a retiree in Delray Beach, Fla., started taking a bone-growth drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. after she fell and fractured her spine. After two years, the medicine helped to heal her back. It also cost her $5,600 of her own money to help cover the roughly $26,000 annual price, even though she has Medicare.

“They really take advantage of the seniors,” Ms. Siesser, 79, said of pharmaceutical companies. “There’s no…

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