Drug prices are rising three times faster than inflation

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Drugmakers like to point to discounts and coupons that drive the actual price down. But there are people who don’t have access to those lower prices, and for them the increases can be deadly. Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are the highest in the world. But drugmakers have defended these prices by pointing to manufacturer discounts, saying that rebates and coupons bring down a drug’s list price to something more affordable. But even after those discounts, prescription drug prices have soared in the past decade—rising more than three times faster than inflation. Read Full Story

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The price of solar electricity has dropped 89% in 10 years

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In 2009, building a new solar farm was 223% more expensive than building a new coal plant. Now, it’s flipped. To curb our climate crisis, we need to end our dependence on fossil fuels and power the world with renewables. That may have seemed far-fetched a decade ago given the cost of installing wind and solar at the time, but the price of renewables has been falling fast. In 10 years, the price of solar electricity dropped 89%, and the price of onshore wind dropped 70%. Read Full Story

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