Insurance companies and drugmakers are wrestling with the high cost of making and administering biologic drugs, says Avery Johnson on the Wall Street Journal's Health blog. These drugs can cost as much as $1.5 million a year, and patients and prescription plan payers are having a hard time affording them. On the other hand, Johnson adds, some of these drugs have "dramatic" results, sending sometimes-fatal diseases into remission.

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