Access Avalere’s Latest Research on Brand-Name Prescription Drug Spending

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Avalere released its latest report today, which highlights current brand-name prescription drug spending and projections for federal healthcare programs (Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and VA).
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Using data from the Medicare Trustees Report, the National Health Expenditures Accounts, CMS and other sources, it’s estimated that brand-name prescription drug manufacturers will receive about $1,126 billion in revenues from the sale of outpatient prescription medicines to federal healthcare beneficiaries between 2015 and 2024. {embed=”embeds/_article_slideshow” group_name=”FederalSpending1″}

Overall, it’s expected that the federal government will spend $13.7 trillion on healthcare in the next 10 years (not including subsidies provided to enrollees in Marketplace plans). The $1,126 billion going towards outpatient prescription medicines makes up 9 percent of the total spend in comparison to other categories mentioned in the figure below.

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