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Although Americans increased their consumption of prescription drugs for depression, anxiety and ADHD during the pandemic, spending by payers actually decreased.

EmpiRx Health, a value-based pharmacy benefit manager, analyzed first-party data to identify trends emerging through drug utilization and plan spend year-over-year from 2020 to 2021. It found that it is possible for health care services to provide a system of support and sustain costs, especially in a time of crisis.

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