Jeffrey Billman has worked as an investigative reporter, newspaper editor, magazine feature writer, and political columnist. Most recently, he edited INDY Week, a newspaper covering North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Based in Durham, he currently runs the daily newsletter PRIMER: North Carolina, writes the syndicated column Informed Dissent, and freelances for various publications. Follow him on Twitter @jeffreybillman.

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Increasing out-of-pocket costs by just $10 per prescription causes a 33% rise in mortality because fewer patients take the drugs their doctors prescribe.

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research, involved