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Hallberg's Picture of Health: Rising drug prices

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This October 17, 2009 photo illustration shows a ring of twenty US dollar bills with a bottle of prescription drugs and a stethoscope.
Karen Bleier | AFP | Getty Images 2009

If you've noticed you're paying more for prescription drugs, you're not alone. A new poll in Consumer Reports found that one-third of people surveyed were paying an average of $39 above the usual cost for their prescriptions — and 10 percent were paying $100 more.

That confirms what Dr. Jon Hallberg has been seeing and hearing in the clinic so far this year. He joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the rising price of prescription drugs.