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Study: Hospitals Charge Higher Drug Prices

A study released by the California Nurses Association finds that hospitals dramatically mark up the price of medication when they bill insurance companies for patient care. Some hospitals mark up prices by 700 percent. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

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Patti Neighmond
Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.