Palm Beach Daily News: Island Pharmacists React to Rising Prescription Drug Costs

Palm Beach Daily News: Island Pharmacists React to Rising Prescription Drug Costs

When asked about prescription drug prices this week, Eric Shawe, the pharmacist at Green’s Pharmacy on North County Road, brought up Martin Shkreli, who has been labeled in news reports across the world last year as the most hated man in America.

The former Turing Pharmaceutical executive rose to international notoriety in September after his company raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used by cancer and AIDS patients, by 5,000 percent.

As an example that hits closer to residents, Shawe brought up Digoxin, a generic drug used to treat heart failure. At the end of 2014, Shawe could buy 100 pills for about $80. Now the price is north of $200.

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