Pills scattered on $100 bills Immunology, oncology and neurology are predicted to drive the most growth in drug spending over the next five years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Prescription drug use in the U.S. has returned to pre-pandemic levels, and cost trends for medications were flat or declining in 2021, according to a new study. However, out-of-pocket (OOP) costs to consumers continued to increase, the researchers found.

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