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View Resource Cost Overdose: Growth in Drug Spending for the Elderly, 1992-2010

Posted in July by Families USA (see the December 1, 1995 Scout Report), this report is billed as "the first study to both analyze the increase in prescription drug spending for the elderly from 1992 to 2000 and to project further increases over the next 10 years." The report gives data on average expenditures on prescription drugs for seniors, average number of prescriptions, average out-of-pocket...
View Resource Enough to Make You Sick: Prescription Drug Prices for the Elderly

Released on June 12, 2001 by Families USA, a national, nonprofit organization that advocates high-quality, affordable health and long term care for all Americans, this study finds that "last year and during the past 5 years, the prices of the 50 drugs most commonly used by older Americans have increased considerably faster than inflation." The report also demonstrates that the most expensive drugs...