How Medicare Spends Its Drug Dollars

June 28, 2011
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Drug Class 2008 Drug Cost
ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMICS $6,165,831,884
ANTIPSYCHOTICS/ANTIMANIC $5,698,011,103
Drug Class 2008 Drug Cost
ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMICS $6,165,831,884
ANTIPSYCHOTICS/ANTIMANIC $5,698,011,103
ANTIDIABETICS $4,688,777,238
ULCER $4,411,792,980
ANTIHYPERTENSIVES $4,177,531,157
ANTIASTHMATIC AND BRONCHODILATOR $3,598,966,726
ANTICONVULSANTS $3,288,116,849
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AND NEUROLOGICAL $3,112,790,209
ANTIDEPRESSANTS $2,835,474,451
ANALGESICS – OPIOID $2,578,161,329

Source: CMS HT to Jason Shafrin.