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Study: Diabetes drug costs soar

October 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
We've been reporting how more and more Americans are getting diabetes, now a new report reveals how much it's costing us. It's doubled in the past six years.Last year, the bill climbed to $12.5 billion. Researchers say newer, more costly drugs are driving the increase.

And more people are being treated. Researchers say there's no evidence the newer drugs are worth the cost.

Many experts say cheaper drugs like Metformin are just as effective.

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