Chart 1

In this section, you will find a dropdown menu where you can select two options: first, the total prescription drug expenditures in the United States from years 2009 to 2016. And second, the total number of medical drug prescriptions dispensed in the United States by year from years 2009 to 2016.

The prescription drug expenditures in the United States statistic means the total amount that the U.S funds for prescription drugs every year. In 2000, prescription drug expenditure came to some 121 billion U.S. dollars. Until 2017, this figure is expected to increase to over 360 billion U.S. dollars. The the total number of medical drug prescriptions dispensed in the United States statistic shows the total amount of prescription drugs that were medically prescribed to the U.S. population each year. In 2016, there were approximately 4.45 billion prescriptions issued all over the United States. This was a significant increase from 3.99 billion prescriptions dispensed six years earlier

Chart 2

In this section, you will find a dropdown menu where you can select three different categories of ages from the United States population whom have used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: United States, years 1988 to 2014.