This week in Medicine, December 4, 2014

Two items came by my desk this week. 1. More medications are going to be excluded next year from formularies because of price, Bloomberg News (1/26, Langreth), Express scripts will exclude 66 brand name drugs and CVS health 95 drugs from the 2015 formularies. (prices of pharmaceuticals are rising to unconscionable levels even in the generic realm). 2. Health insurance premiums will rise by 10% on average, though in some areas will rise 59%, AP (11/26).

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