Thursday, January 31, 2008

Now there is a State that uses more drugs than TN

Yea, That Tenncare reform is doin' the trick


Tennessee is no longer the top prescription drug use state in the U.S., according to a leading pharmaceutical company.

Novartis Pharmaceutical released a study citing West Virginia, which averages 17.4 prescriptions per capita, as the top prescription drug use state.

Tennessee didn't fall far though, grabbing the No. 2 spot with an average of 16.9 prescriptions per year for each man, woman and child. Tennessee's numbers did decrease 6.6 percent from last year's average of 18.1 percent.

Tennessee per capita spending for prescriptions grew 7.2 percent to $1,272.94, the study found. The national per capita spending average increased 18.8 percent to $948.72.