Prescription Drugs: Trends in Usual and Customary (U&C) Prices for Commonly Used Drugs

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - Medicine - 28 pages
Prescription drug spending in the U.S. in 2009 totaled $250 billion, of which $78 billion -- or 31% -- was spent by the fed. gov┐t. Prescription drug spending by the fed. gov┐t., patients, and third-party payers, including employers, is driven by many factors, including the prices paid for drugs. This report: (1) examines U&C price trends for commonly used prescription drugs from 2006 through the first quarter of 2010 and compares these trends to those of other medical consumer goods and services; and (2) examines price trends using drug prices other than U&C. Also provides info. on the extent to which prices for individual brand-name drugs changed over the course of this analysis period. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
 

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