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Spending on prescription drugs is projected to grow 3.5% in 2008–a slowdown of 1.4% from 2007–and reach $235.4 billion. Drug spending growth is expected to rebound to 4.5% in 2010–climbing to 6.6% by 2013. By 2018 it will reach 8.6%.

Sisko, Andrea, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, and Joseph Lizonitz. Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty to the Outlook. Health Aff. 2009; https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.28.2.w346

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty to the Outlook
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Sisko, Andrea, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, and Joseph Lizonitz
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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