GoodRx has compiled a list of drugs that saw manufacturer price increases in January 2021. In total, 589 drugs – all but seven of them brand-name medications – increased in price, by an average of 4.2%.
Among the better known brand-name drugs on the list are Humira (7.4% increase), Lipitor (3.74%), Pepcid (6.22%), and Percocet (9.9%). All of these drugs are also available in generic versions.
Drugs that saw the biggest price hikes include:
Most medications on the list are high-cost specialty drugs or high-cost combination drugs created for “convenience.” To help protect your plan, MedBen offers a discretionary formulary targeting combination drugs that have low-cost alternatives available. To learn more, contact your Account Management team.