There's something here that will cure what ails you. Photographer: Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images
There's something here that will cure what ails you. Photographer: Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images

In recent years, drugmakers have raised prices on dozens of brand-name medicines at a pace that outstrips inflation, Bloomberg News reports today. The accompanying graphic shows that the cost of one drug in particular -- Xyrem, a narcolepsy treatment from Jazz Pharmaceuticals -- has climbed more than 840 percent since 2007.

So the Trade of the Day is to buy Xyrem and stockpile it in your medicine cabinet -- just in case.

To contact the author of this article: Mark Gilbert at magilbert@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this article: James Greiff at jgreiff@bloomberg.net.