The Palm Beach Post: West Palm Beach Doctor, Daughter Exposes Drug Price Hikes up to 1,700%

The Palm Beach Post: West Palm Beach Doctor, Daughter Exposes Drug Price Hikes up to 1,700%

Congress has subpoenaed prominent pharmaceutical executives to explain on Tuesday a jarring explosion in drug prices — and a study by a West Palm Beach dermatologist and his daughter peels back the skin on the kind of increases fueling a backlash.

Prices rose an average of 401 percent, or 36 times faster than inflation, on 19 prescription drugs for skin conditions that a father-daughter research project by Steven and Miranda Rosenberg tracked at four West Palm Beach pharmacies since 2009.

The increase on two drugs made by a company whose CEO is expected to testify Tuesday: Nearly 1,700 percent.

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