Prices for prescription drugs have been spiking over the last few years. Take the cost of the commonly used antibiotic doxycycline, which jumped from $20 for 500 pills in October 2013 to $1,849 in April 2014, according to AARP.
Prices for prescription drugs have been spiking over the last few years. Take the cost of the commonly used antibiotic doxycycline, which jumped from $20 for 500 pills in October 2013 to $1,849 in April 2014, according to AARP. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Prices for prescription drugs have been spiking over the last few years. Take the cost of the commonly used antibiotic doxycycline, which jumped from $20 for 500 pills in October 2013 to $1,849 in April 2014, according to AARP. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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Emily Bazar answers your questions about California’s new medical world

Five ways to save on prescription drugs

September 14, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED September 17, 2015 12:27 PM

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