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Drug Costs Top $50,000 a Year for Half Million Americans
Forbes; subscription may be requiredLink to more items from this source
May 13, 2015
"The latest drug spending trend report from pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts shows 576,000 Americans with annual medication costs of $50,000 or more. That's a 63% increase in 2014 from 2013 when 352,000 Americans had such high costs. While the number of patients with annual spending above $50,000 was just 0.2% of patients, the amount of drugs they and their health plans or employers paid for accounted for 16% of total spending[.]"

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