Prescription drug spending: How does the U.S. compare?

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How much more do Americans spend on prescription drugs than people in other countries?

High drug costs are one of the biggest problems facing American patients and their doctors. But how much more do Americans spend on prescription drugs than people in other countries? And where are drug costs growing the fastest?

To find out, NiceRx analyzed Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data on pharmaceutical spending in 35 countries, including the U.S., from 2013 to 2018. Read on to find out who spends the most and the least—and where the U.S. stands.