May 8, 2015

Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug Spending

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released data on the $103 billion in prescription drugs that providers prescribed in 2013 as part of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. The dataset, containing drug cost information for 36 million patients and 1 million prescribers, will allow consumers, providers, researchers, and other stakeholders to better understand prescription drug utilization and spending.

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