Prescription drug costs doubled, according to AARP

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GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The average cost for a year’s supply of a prescription drug has doubled to more than $11,000 per year, according to a study by AARP.

It found the prices for many drugs have doubled because of manufacturers increasing prices. Many senior citizens in the East are spending three-quarters of their Social Security benefits on medicine.

The Pitt County Council on Aging is doing its part to help you save money.

“We provide a wide range of options of plans that best fits current plan drug prescriptions,” said Rick Zeck, Exec. Director, Council on Aging. “So there’s where the savings is.”

With support from the Vidant Medical Center Foundation, the Council on Aging has provided over 1,100 counseling sessions across Pitt County, saving Medicare beneficiaries over 1.2 million dollars in Pitt County.

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