How much do common prescription drugs really cost the people who need them the most? Many Americans agree that the cost of prescription drugs in the country is astronomical. Many life-saving drugs can cost patients hundreds of dollars each month, even with great health insurance. For people who don’t have health insurance, these drug costs can be unfeasible and lead to dire financial situations.
This infographic from DrugReport.com breaks down how much the average American pays for the 50 most commonly prescribed drugs in the country. While many common drugs, like aspirin, are affordable, several come with an unreasonable price tag. Rosuvastatin, a drug commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol, has an average retail price of $433.82! With prices that high, it’s no surprise that many Americans simply can’t afford some of the medications they truly need. Which of the prescription drug prices on this list are most surprising to you?