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U.S. retail prescriptions per 1,000 patients by drug class 2015

This statistic displays the number of retail pharmaceuticals per 1,000 patients in the United States in 2015 by drug class. In that year, 570 prescriptions for asthma per 1,000 patients were prescribed. The Affordable Care Act impacted the way hospitals function, for example, by decreasing the necessity for hospital readmissions and hospital acquired infections. After 2014, hospitals will also have more newly insured patients to monitor.

Number of retail prescriptions in the U.S. in 2015, by drug class

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Data are as of midyear 2015 and represent the number/percentages of prescriptions dispensed, by drug class, to all patients.

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