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Rising cancer costs pit doctors against drugmakers
CBS News

Spending on cancer drugs is skyrocketing and shows no signs of slowing.

IMS Health, which tracks the market, estimates that spending on these medications hit $100 billion worldwide in 2014, an increase of 10.3 percent, bringing the compound annual growth rate to 6.5 percent over the past five years. That’s expected to rise to 6 percent to 8 percent through 2018, when total global spending is forecast to hit between $114 billion to $147 billion.