State is 8th in prescription drug costs

Local News

ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Prescriptions are expensive, but people here pay more than most of the US.

A new study by The Senior List ranks Illinois eighth in the nation for spending the most on drugs.

In total, more than $23 billion is spent in the state annually. Texas tops the list at more than $42 billion.

The study states seniors are hit the worst since they normally need multiple prescriptions and usually only have fixed incomes.

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