U.S. prescription medicines in 2012: volume by pharmacy benefit manager

This statistic shows the number of prescriptions in the United States in 2012, by top five pharmacy benefit companies. In that year, some 775 million prescriptions were sold by CVS/Caremark. Thus, CVS/Caremark was ranked second within the United States.

Number of prescriptions in the U.S. in 2012, by leading pharmacy benefit companies

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Release date

April 2015


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Medco was acquired by Express Scripts in April 2012. Figure for Express Scripts/Medco is the sum of the individual script totals for each entity for the most recently reported 12 month period in 2012.

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