The High Cost of Prescription Drugs

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As the new affordable healthcare law goes into effect people are confused about what's legal and safe when it comes to prescription drugs. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal explains why more Americans are buying medicine from foreign pharmacies, even though the Food and Drug Administration considers it illegal in most cases. Her latest articles in her series “Paying Til It Hurts” are “As Drug Costs Rise, Bending the Law Is One Remedy” and  “The Soaring Cost of a Single Breath.”