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Psychotropics Drive Record 4.02 Billion U.S. Prescriptions in 2011 | Mad In America

With drugs for ADHD increasing 17%, and an “unprecedented increase in patients taking antidepressants and antipsychotics,” overall prescription drug sales in the United States reached a record $319.9 billion in 2011 despite downward pressure from the sale of generics. According to ACS Chemical Neuroscience antipsychotic sales grew $2.1 billion from 2010 sales to reach $18.2 billion, an increase of 2.4% in the number of prescriptions that was filled 60% of the time by brand-name rather than generic drugs.

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