HIGH COST OF DRUGS FOR AMERICANS

Americans use more pharmaceuticals than people in other developed countries. In fact,
Americans use 34% of the world drug market. We're number one in usage of anti-psychotics. These are among facts explored by Valerie Paris in a PBS NewsHour report "Why do Americans spend so much on pharmaceuticals?" More use of brands and insurers not negotiating prices are among explanations. LEARN MORE

Posted on February 9, 2014 .