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Healthcare Trends in America 2010

Growth in Prescription Drug Spending

After several years of declining trend, the rate of growth in specialty and overall drug spending rose between 2007 and 2008, driven by increased unit costs.

Note: Medicare utilization is included in Medco's overall trend as of January 1, 2006.
Source: Drug Trend Report: The Great Healthcare Debates. © 2009 Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; Drug Trend Report: Predictions. © 2008 Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; Drug Trend Report: Humanomics. © 2007 Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; Drug Trend Report: Personalizing Healthcare. © 2006 Medco Health Solutions, Inc.