Spending change on branded and generic medicines in the U.S. 2013-2018

This statistic shows the components of change in total spending on medication in the United States between 2014 and 2018, in billion U.S. dollars. In 2015, an increase of 2.6 billion U.S. dollars was reported for generics prices.

Change in branded and generic medication spending in the United States from 2013 to 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Generics include both unbranded and branded generics. Segments are mutually exclusive. Includes all medicines in both pharmacy and institutional settings.
Protected brand growth is split by volume and price growth. New Brands segment includes products launched in the last two years. Patent expiry category represents the impact of products that lost exclusivity.

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