Public drug program spending share for non-seniors in Canada by top drug classes 2018

This statistic displays the proportion of the top 10 drug classes based on total public drug program expenditures for non-seniors in Canada in 2018. In that year, 2.8 percent of total drug program spending for non-seniors was dedicated to drugs used in the treatment of opioid dependence.

Distribution of top 10 drug classes in Canada by total public drug program spending on non-seniors in 2018*

Share of total public drug program spending
Tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (anti-TNF drugs)13.1%
Antivirals for treatment of hepatitis C infections**10.1%
Other antipsychotics4.7%
Selective immunosuppressants3.9%
Drugs used in opiod dependence2.8%
Centrally acting sympathomimetics2.6%
Antivirals for treatment of HIV infections, combinations***2.6%
Diazepines, oxazepines, thiazepines and oxepines2.4%
Other antiepileptics1.8%
Other immunosuppressants1.7%
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Special properties

non-elderly population

Supplementary notes

* Currently, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not submit data to NPDUIS.
** Spending on antivirals for treatment of hepatitis C infections in Prince Edward Island is not included in NPDUIS.
*** Spending on antivirals for treatment of HIV infections in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia is not included in NPDUIS.

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