More than half a mil­lion US patients had med­ica­tion costs in excess of $50,000 in 2014
Of these, 25% used at least $100,000 worth of medication
This is an increase of 63% from 2013 and the total cost for these patients was $52 billion
Health cov­er­age paid for 97.4% of these pre­scrip­tion drugs
About 60% of patients in the high claims cat­e­go­ry were tak­ing at least 10 med­ica­tions from at least 4 dif­fer­ent prescribers