Interesting article from CBS News.com looking at prescription drug spending in the United States in 2012. For the first time since spending trends have been monitored, Americans spent less. Is that good news? Analysis of the trend points to a variety of reasons, according to IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, who maintains study of the spending trends. One of the reasons for the decrease in spending comes form the fact that more people can not afford medications and decided to not fill prescriptions. The decision to not buy combined with the availability of cheaper generic drug choices has helped to decrease spending. However, drug costs have not decreased and those costs are expected to continue to rise as more bio-diverse medications are made available. Nutrition Pair would love to see a continued decline in drug spending….associated with an increase in spending on fresh fruits and vegetables! Remember, it was Hippocrates, around 400 B.C., that stated, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." That, my friends, is a definite call to action! Make a pact with yourself to start eating more fruits and vegetables, being more active and enjoying life. Let’s see if we can reduce prescription drug spending even more!
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