Blister pack with dollars instead of pills Only 5% of prescriptions in the United States are paid for entirely via out-of-pocket spending, according to ValuePenguin — with total amounts varying widely by state. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Since 2010, consumer spending on prescription and nonprescription drugs has increased every year, yet out-of-pocket costs dropped during that same time

ValuePenguin, a research and analysis company, recently broke down drug-spending changes by examining data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Kaiser Family Foundation at the national and state levels. Additionally, researchers looked at prescription spending per household.


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.