Health Care FinancePart D/Prescription Drugs

3 Charts About Drug Prices in the United States

(By Craig Palosky for The Kaiser Family Foundation published February 7, 2024)

Prescription drug costs are a top concern for the American public. While retail prescription drugs represent less than 10% of total U.S. health spending and are not the primary driver of the nation’s high health costs, Americans often pay more for the same prescription drugs than people in other countries spend. Ahead of Thursday’s expected Senate HELP Committee testimony from the CEOs of three major pharmaceutical companies, here are three charts about drug prices in the United States. Continue reading here…

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