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Prescription needed to remedy generic drug pricing shenanigans
Los Angeles Times

Wanda Ferrin fills her husband’s prescription for the generic antibiotic doxycycline at a Target in Simi Valley. For years, the medication has cost her $6 a month.

In February, however, the price tripled to $18 for 30 pills. And this month, it skyrocketed to $133.

This is noteworthy enough. But what happened next makes the entire business of drug pricing a study in lunacy.