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Drug costs up, but trend is down


Per-member, per-year average wholesale prices for prescription drugs were up in 2000 — but not quite so dramatically as in 1999, according to Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefit manager. This figure is based on claims for a representative cross-section of the PBM's own commercial clients.

SOURCE: EXPRESS SCRIPTS DRUG TREND REPORT, EXPRESS SCRIPTS, ST. LOUIS, 2001

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