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Rising care costs When adjusted for manufacturer discounts and rebates, as well as economic and population growth, medicine spending declined, on a per capita basis, by 2.2 percent in 2017. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spending on drugs grew by 0.6 percent in 2017 after off-invoice discounts and rebates, according to IQVIA Institute’s report, “Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S.: A Review of 2017 and Outlook to 2022.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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