Harvard Health Blog
Why many generic drugs are becoming so expensive
Posted October 22, 2015, 12:00 pm Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D., Contributing Editor The high cost of prescription drugs is big news. You hear about it on television, in your doctor’s office, and even on the campaign trail. When you think about expensive drugs, you may think about novel therapies for lung cancer or hepatitis C. But in fact, prices are also skyrocketing for the generic versions of some commonly prescribed drugs.