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Novo Nordisk scored a modest publicity coup by very publicly committing to limiting price hikes on its medicines to single-digit increases annually. The company is now the second big drug maker to do so, after Allergan. And while many people may not have read his note, Novo president Jakob Riis carefully and calmly used the opportunity to skewer pharmacy benefit managers and insurers, which the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly blaming for the rising cost of medicines.

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