Insurers Forcing Patients to Pay More for Costly Specialty Drugs

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Thousands of patients in California and across the nation who take expensive every month for , and other ailments are facing sticker shock at the pharmacy.

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Until recently, most of these patients typically paid modest co-pays for the advanced drugs. But increasingly, Anthem Blue Cross, and other insurers are shifting more prescriptions to a new category requiring patients to shoulder a larger share of the drug's cost.

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Source: Los Angeles Times