How Medicare Spends Its Drug Dollars

June 28, 2011
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Drug Class2008 Drug Cost
ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMICS$6,165,831,884
ANTIPSYCHOTICS/ANTIMANIC$5,698,011,103
Drug Class2008 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.