A new study found Georgia residents rank No. 29 in the country, spending $1,519.86 per capita annually on prescription drugs.
The cost of prescription drugs is a growing problem, especially for seniors. Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication, but that number jumps to 90% for seniors.
TheSeniorList today released a study on Which States' Residents Spend The Most On Prescriptions.
The study revealed the following national findings:
1000%: Increase in inflation-adjusted per-capita spending on prescription drugs since 1960.
125%: Amount Delaware residents pay more than Californians per-capita. (First and last on list)
$52,232: The most-costly drug per month is Actimmune $52,232 which treats Osteopetrosis.
U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries: Humira is one of many examples in the study. The drug costs $2,669 in the U.S., $1,362 in the U.K. and $822 in Switzerland.
As our country ages, we must lower the cost of prescription drugs, especially for seniors who may need multiple prescriptions while on a fixed income.