- U.S. is spending more on prescription drugs, largely because of cancer and hepatitis C drugs
- The price tag on new drugs is often not in line with the level of benefit they provide
- The federal government does not have the power to negotiate prices
(CNN)If you think prescription drugs have become way too pricey, you are not alone. About three quarters of Americans think that the cost of medications is unreasonable, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health organization.