A Prime Therapeutics study found there were 4,869 people whose drug costs exceeded $250,000 annually last year, and their medication expenses accounted for $2.1 billion or 8.6% of total health plan drug spending. Researchers examined data from over 17 million people with commercial health insurance coverage and found the number of patients with over $250,000 in annual drug costs rose by 63% and the number whose costs reached $750,000 per year increased by 38% from 2016 to 2018.
Fraction of patients accounts for 8.6% of health plan drug spending
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