PROJ-SUN_1170x120_6-24-20

Use of Medicines in the U.S.

U.S. drug spending, scripts reach new highs

U.S. drug spending, scripts reach new highs

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Specialty medications helped drive a double-digit gain in total spending on medicines in the United States for 2014, as well as record volume in prescriptions dispensed, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a unit of IMS Health. Last year, U.S. spending on medicines rose 10.3% on a real per capita