Whether you go to see your doctor for a cure for the flu, joint pain or some other ailment that doesn’t quite having you feeling like your normal self, you usually leave the office with that familiar paper with illegible scribbling– another prescription. If you’re among the 48% of Americans who have at least one prescription, you’ve likely complained about the rising costs within the past few years, especially if you don’t have health insurance.
Saving money is tough in the U.S. economy right now, and the rest of the world could probably agree with that. Did you know that other countries outside of the United States are only paying a fraction of what we pay for prescriptions? Within a span of 10 years (from 1999 to 2009), the average cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. skyrocketed from an average of $485/year to a whopping $956/year (that’s about 97%!). So where is this money going? Let’s take a look at this infographic to get a better idea:
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else in the world. Learn the truth behind these high prescription prices and how you can beat them.
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