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Costlier drugs hit hard in US

Costlier drugs hit hard in US

Prices have risen on almost 1,000 drugs in the United States in the first three weeks of January, the most increases in January since at least 2011, according to a nonprofit organization that tracks drug prices. The price increases on 985 drugs ranged from 1 to 26 percent, with median increases of 5 percent, data […]

Europeans fall prey to prices

Conflict in Ukraine drives up costs as Europe bears brunt of Russia sanctions Trade union members demonstrate in front of the Engie headquarters in Brussels on Nov 9. The cost-of-living pressure has added strains to people's livelihoods. (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / AP) About 16,500 people took to the street in the Belgian capital Brussels on […]

As wheat prices soar, the world’s consumers vote with their feet

This photograph taken on July 31, 2022 shows a grain combine harvester collecting wheat near Novoazovsk outside Mariupol in Donetsk. (PHOTO / AFP) SINGAPORE/JAKARTA – Global wheat consumption is headed for its biggest annual decline in decades as record inflation forces consumers and companies to use less and replace the grain with cheaper alternatives, amid […]