Silver Book Fact
In 2004, older Americans with no chronic conditions spent an average of $800 on prescription drugs. Those with 5 or more chronic conditions spent on average $3,862.
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. https://agingstats.gov/docs/PastReports/2008/OA2008.pdf