UPDATE: Fast facts

October 10, 2003

Prescription medications



Fast Facts

Annual expenses for outpatient prescribed medicine

$1,102Average annual expense for prescription medication for people age 65 and older
$485Average annual expense for prescription medications for people under age 65
16Percent of total medical expenses accounted for by outpatient prescription medications


UPDATE: Fast facts.

Medical Economics

Oct. 10, 2003;80.