A New Normal? 870,000 Americans Used $50,000 Worth or More of Prescription Medicine in 2016

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 General News
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- New Express Scripts research shows in 2016, an estimated 870,000 Americans reached or exceeded a yearly medication cost threshold of $50,000, up 35 percent from 2014.

Prescription drug cost category

Percent increase in population 2014-2016

$50,000-$99,999

40%

$100,000-$199,999

36%

$200,000-$499,999

56%

$500,000-$999,999

85%

$1 million+

100%



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