Skyrocketing drug prices driving runaway health-care costs in mountain towns

By Edward Stoner

Already paying among the highest health care costs in the United States, residents of Colorado’s mountain communities are facing another wave of high costs: pharmaceutical drug prices spiraling out of control.In late July, a campaign was launched to draw attention to the huge increases of prices for common drugs – from insulin to treat diabetes to the EpiPen drug used to treat life-threatening food allergies. The campaign, and reports of drug price spikes, coincide with a report issued this week by the Colorado Division of Insurance that confirms that health insurance for residents of Colorado’s western and rural communities are …

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