Yahoo Finance Data Shows that Inflation Is Occurring in All Industries Except Prescription Drugs


A frequent criticism in the healthcare accessibility discussion is prescription drug pricing in the United States, and often the claim that prescription drug pricing is outpacing the cost of inflation. However, a recent Yahoo!News article found that while certain markets in the United States are seeing increased inflation, such as rental cars and gasoline, others such as prescription drug prices are not. The article specifically found that prescription drug prices are increasing at a rate 1.6% below the national inflation rate of 5.4%. The full article can be read here. 


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