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Title:
   Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 362
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 2, 2012
Description:
   In 2009, the top five therapeutic classes of prescribed drugs purchased by adults age 18 and older accounted for 61 percent ($146.9 billion) of the $239.8 billion total prescription drug expenses by adults.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General, Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st362/stat362.pdf (133 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st362/stat362.shtml
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