Category: Prescription Drugs

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Take Prescription Medication for Depression, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, among adults aged ≥18 years, women were more likely to take prescription medication for depression than were men (13.8% versus 7%). This pattern was found among non-Hispanic White (White) (18.1% versus 8.5%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.0% versus 3.7%) adults, but differences by sex were not statistically significant among non-Hispanic Black or African Read More >

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Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013

Approximately one-fifth (18%) of the $263 billion spent on retail prescription drugs in the United States in 2012 was paid out of pocket. Some adults offset the cost of prescription drugs by reducing the dosage and frequency of the recommended pharmacotherapy. Other cost-saving strategies include asking providers for less-expensive medications or purchasing medications abroad. A Read More >

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Health, United States, 2013 explores the Nation’s health status; special feature on use of prescription drugs

The National Center for Health Statistics announces the release of Health, United States, 2013. Health, United States is the annual report on the health status of the Nation, submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and Congress. The 2013 report includes a rich compilation of health data through 2012 from Read More >

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