The New York Times in collaboration with ProPublica published a collection of stories highlighting the burden of high-priced drugs on everyday families. As drugmakers continue to raise prices on life-saving medications, millions of Americans are forced to pay thousands just to survive. Abigail Bostwick was diagnosed with M.S. in 2013 and has since drained her savings and sold personal belongings to help cover the cost of her medications. The price of Ms. Bostwick's indispensable medication: $92,000 a year.
" I didn't cry when I was handed the diagnosis of M.S.," Ms. Bostwick said. But after learning how much prescriptions would cost, "That was when I felt truly helpless.
"...This is such a huge bill and it's not really something that we can forgo," she said. "We're your basic middle-class couple. We don't have an extravagant lifestyle or anything like that. But we always seem to fall through the cracks."
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