Brand Name Drugs vs. Generic? One Going Up Faster Than Inflation

Here’s a look at what The Incidental Economist is calling the “chart of the day”:

(Source: Express Scripts)

Since 2008, generic drug prices have fallen — by a whopping 60 percent. But brand name drugs? They’re way up — by 160 percent. Something to consider next time you fill a prescription. Check out the full report from Express Scripts for more detail or look at health policy.