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Becker’s Hospital Review: Hospital drug spending jumps 8.4% in 2021

By Katie Adams

April 7th, 2022

The country’s total drug spending increased by 7.7 percent in 2021, growing to $576.9 billion, according to a study released April 6 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Hospitals accounted for $39.6 billion of that spending, marking 8.4 percent growth from 2020. Clinics accounted for $105 billion, a 7.7 percent increase