Our new top 10 lists are in for the most-dispensed and most expensive prescriptions in the US—take a look at these interesting updates.
Which prescriptions have been filled the most in 2015 so far?
Based on a sample of claims reported by pharmacies across the country, thyroid meds like Synthroid and levothyroxine near the top of the list, while standard heart and diabetes prescriptions lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and metformin (Glucophage) are still very frequently prescribed—no surprises there. For the first time though, anti-nausea treatment ondansetron (Zofran) also makes an appearance. Take a look at the full list to see what else people are filling.
And which prescriptions are the most expensive?
The costly—but effective—new hepatitis C meds like Harvoni, Sovaldi, Olysio, and Viekira Pak are still topping the list, along with treatments for rare conditions like hereditary andioedema (HAE) and familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited form of high cholesterol). Harvoni is still the most expensive per month based on actual pharmacy claims, up to a shocking $82,000—with an even higher total for a full 8-week, 12-week, or 24-week course. See the full list for more.