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Is the State of Kansas Overpaying for Prescription Drugs?

Employers across the country are struggling to afford health care for their workers and part of the problem is the high cost of prescription drugs. Photo: Carlos Moren /  KCUR Radio

Kansas spends about $80 million a year on prescription drugs for its employee health plan. But how much of that money is for buying the actual drugs? And how much of it goes to the pharmacy middlemen who process the claims? As Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service reports, those are questions every employer should ask. 

The Kansas News Service reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy. You can learn more at

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