Rx drugs by type used widely by older Americans 2014

Select characteristics of prescribed drugs widely used by older Americans in 2014*

Rx drugs by type used widely by older Americans 2014 This statistic shows selected characteristics of prescribed drugs widely used by older Americans, as of 2014. Based on the number of prescriptions, generic drugs made up almost 80 percent of all prescriptions written for older Americans, while they generated only some 22 percent in terms of drug costs.
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Select characteristics of prescribed drugs widely used by older Americans in 2014*

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Type of prescriptionsShare of prescriptionsShare of expenditures
Brand name20.3%52.7%
Generic79.1%21.6%
Specialty0.5%25.7%
Type of prescriptionsShare of prescriptionsShare of expenditures
Brand name20.3%52.7%
Generic79.1%21.6%
Specialty0.5%25.7%
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This statistic shows selected characteristics of prescribed drugs widely used by older Americans, as of 2014. Based on the number of prescriptions, generic drugs made up almost 80 percent of all prescriptions written for older Americans, while they generated only some 22 percent in terms of drug costs.
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