U.S. consumer price index: prescription and nonprescription drugs 1960-2019

This statistic shows the consumer price index for prescription and nonprescription drugs in the United States from 1960 to 2019. In 2000, the CPI for prescription drugs was at 285.4, compared to the period from 1982 to 1984 (=100).

Consumer price index for prescription and nonprescription drugs in the U.S. from 1960 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2019

Supplementary notes

CPI for all urban consumers (CPI-U) U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories. 1982-1984 = 100. Data are not seasonally adjusted.
* Values for years until 2007 were added from Health, United States editions. Starting from 2008, all values are as of December of each year (no annual averages).
** Data for nonprescription drugs include medical supplies. December 1986 = 100. From 2009 on, new index series for nonprescription drugs with 2009 = 100.

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