Infographic: Prescription Drugs Are Fastest Growing Healthcare Cost

Monday, February 10th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Prescription drugs are the fastest growing sector of U.S. healthcare costs, according to a new infographic from The top medication types by cost include antidepressants, ADHD drugs and sleeping medications, according to the infographic.

This infographic also includes the total cost of prescription medication to the healthcare industry, comparisons to costs in the rest of the world, the cost of creating and advertising new prescription drugs, the top prescription drugs being sold and potential reasons for these growing healthcare costs.

RX Drugs Are Fastest Growing Healthcare Cost

You may also be interested in this related resource: Designing Pharmacy Benefits in Health Insurance Exchanges. Want to know more about prescription drugs and pharmacy trends? This report will help you get to the bottom of key issues such as mid-year formulary changes and how specialty drugs might be treated under the regs. And relevant regulations and bulletins give you the tools you need to make sure your pharmacy benefit design complies with state and federal exchange requirements while balancing cost with access.

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One Response to “Infographic: Prescription Drugs Are Fastest Growing Healthcare Cost”

  1. Richard Meyer says:

    What you forgot to mention is that RX drugs are only 10% of every healthcare dollar spent and that most chronic conditions are preventable via diet and exercise