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Consumer Confidential: Drugmakers need to take a chill pill over new price-disclosure requirement

The rigged nature of the U.S. healthcare system was highlighted this week as the drug industry challenged even a half-hearted attempt to shine a little sunlight on pricing.

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule Wednesday that would require drugmakers to disclose a drug's cost in TV ads if its price before rebates and discounts is above $35 for a month's supply. The rule will go into effect 60 days after it's published, which is expected Friday.

"Patients who are struggling with high drug costs are in that position because of the high

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