Americans Spent a Record Amount on Medicine in 2014

April 14, 2015 4:01 AM

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Americans Spent a Record Amount on Medicine in 2014

Americans filled 4.3 million prescriptions and doled out nearly $374 billion on medicine in 2014, according to new data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

The data shows that American men and women’s spending on medicine hit the highest level since 2001, up 13% in 2014 compared to the year before.

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