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Hospital markups: The high cost of drugs

The Observer reviewed bills from area hospitals, and found large mark-ups on drugs and procedures. Here are examples from a bill that August May received after having a baby at Presbyterian Matthews in 2010.


Hospital officials say they must mark up prices on drugs to cover costs such as shipping, packaging and quality control.

MORE BILLS EXPLAINED: Presbyterian Hospital's Bill for Treating Inmate | How one hospital marked up prices on CT scans


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