A Health and Human Services (HHS) report released Monday reveals that despite a drop in brand prescriptions, shared costs saw a 40 percent increase from 2011-2015, according to a report on CBS.
The HHS inspector general’s office says the number of brand prescriptions under the Medicare Part D program fell 17 percent for the same time period.
“Increases in unit prices for brand-name drugs resulted in Medicare and its beneficiaries paying more for these drugs,” the report states.
The report says rising manufacturer prices are to blame.
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The full HHS inspector general’s report can be found here.