Affordable Prescription Medications Available to Consumers

Prescription drug spending has increased by 138% in the last 11 years. From 1994 to 2005, the average number of retail prescriptions per capita increased from 7.9 to 12.3. Also from 1994 to 2005, the cost of prescriptions increased an average of 8.3% per year, more than triple the average annual inflation rate of 2.5%.