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How Americans in Every State are Impacted by the Runaway Costs of Prescription Drugs

Americans pay more than three times what people in other countries for the same medicines

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Consumers all across America have to choose between filling life-saving prescriptions and paying rent, buying food and affording other critical essentials. It is outrageous for Americans to pay more than three times what people in other countries pay for the same medicines. Prices for prescription drugs keep rising. For example, the price of a cancer drug, Revlimid, increased by 44 percent from 2015 to 2020. See what percentage of residents in your state with several common ailments have been impacted by unfair, high prescription drug prices.

How High Prescription Drug Prices Gouge 50-Plus Americans in Every State

Brand-name increases far outpace consumer incomes and annual inflation

The average annual cost of prescription drug treatment increased over 26 percent between 2015 and 2019, while annual incomes across America increased by just over 15 percent, according to AARP research. See how drug prices have skyrocketed in your state.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest fact sheets for each state.

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