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Out-of-Pocket Spending on Prescription Drugs vs. Natural Products

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Prescription Drugs* $54.1 billion

Natural Products $12.8 billion

* National Health Expenditure Data for 2012. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site. Accessed at: www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-systems/Statistics-Trends-and-r… on March 31, 2016.

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8 Citation: Nahin RL, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ. Expenditures on complementary health approaches: United States, 2012. (433KB PDF) National Health Statistics Reports. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2016.

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