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Memphis-based discount retailer Fred’s is closing many of its stores and pharmacies. And as the troubled chain downsizes, patients across the Southeast are scattering.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Cancer treatment has never been cheap. But in the pricey world of pharmaceuticals, the cost of oncology drugs has become jaw-dropping. And where there are big dollars, there is a battle between business interests, which is why cancer doctors are declaring war against pharmacy benefit managers.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán / WPLN

Republicans in the General Assembly say they want to increase competition between hospitals and make prices more transparent. As part of a new health care plan outlined Thursday, they're also proposing restrictions on pharmacy middlemen.