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    No. 7 of the Top 10 Stories of 2004: More people are living longer, and that means more people rely on prescription drugs to help maintain their quality of life. As demand keeps rising, so do prices. What is the solution?

    Drugs for Seniors: A Costly Problem

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    New York was the first state to offer online price comparisons run by the attorney general's office, though many others have followed, Shearer says.

    Meanwhile, the prescription drug marketplace is likely to soon get even more complex for seniors. Medicare is due within the next two months to unveil its rules governing the 2006 prescription drug benefit. Soon after that, seniors will begin choosing a private insurer from several different competing plans to get their benefits.

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