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New Poll Finds Many Blame Pharmaceutical Companies for High Drug Prices

Drug companies are going to need to take an aspirin—or three—after reading this.

A new poll finds that most Americans see drug prices as being unreasonably high—and that people are far more likely to blame drug makers than they are to point the finger at health insurance companies.

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A total of 73 percent of respondents to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll said medication costs too much. And 76 percent of those people said that's because pharmaceutical companies set prices too high, according to the survey released Tuesday.

Just 10 percent said the prices are too high because insurers require people to directly pay an excessive share of the cost of their prescription drugs under their health plans.

Read the full story at CNBC.com