Spending growth for prescription medicines in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016*

Prescription medicines: U.S. spending growth 1999-2016 This statistic shows the spending growth for prescription medicines in the United States from 1999 to 2016. In 1999, spending on prescription medicines had increased by 18.4 percent compared to the previous year.
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Spending growth
199918.4%
200015.4%
200114.7%
200214%
200311.9%
20049%
20056.4%
20069.3%
20075.2%
20082.8%
20095%
20100.5%
20112.6%
20120.5%
20132.5%
201412.2%
2015**6%
2016**5%
Spending growth
199918.4%
200015.4%
200114.7%
200214%
200311.9%
20049%
20056.4%
20069.3%
20075.2%
20082.8%
20095%
20100.5%
20112.6%
20120.5%
20132.5%
201412.2%
2015**6%
2016**5%
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This statistic shows the spending growth for prescription medicines in the United States from 1999 to 2016. In 1999, spending on prescription medicines had increased by 18.4 percent compared to the previous year.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1999 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Total retail sales including brand medicines and generics.
This statistic was assembled from several Chart Pack editions.
** Minimum estimate.
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