The Top 50 Rx Drugs Filled in the U.S.

LowestMed released its list of the top 50 prescription drugs filled in the first quarter of 2016. Topping the list is Atorvastatin Calcium, Lipitor’s generic equivalent, which is used to treat high cholesterol. It also lowers the risk of stroke and heart attack. The top five filled drugs treat a growing number of Americans with high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, GERD, and type 2 diabetes. The other drugs rounding out the top 10 also treat high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and chronic pain. These are the top 10 Rx drugs filled in the U.S. the first quarter of of 2016:

  • Atorvastatin Calcium (generic Lipitor)
  • Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid)
  • Lisinopril (generic Prinivil)
  • Omeprazole (generic Prilosec)
  • Metformin (generic Glucophage)
  • Amlodipine (generic Norvasc)
  • Simvastatin (generic Zocor)
  • Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (generic Lortab)
  • Metoprolol ER (generic Toprol XL)
  • Losartan (generic Cozaar)

To get the complete list of the Top 50 Prescription Drugs, visit lowestmed.com.

HSAs top employers’ lists of tax-exempt benefits

Employers responding to a recent survey said offering a consumer-directed health plan is the best way to control health care costs, and employees benefit because contributions to CDHP-linked health savings accounts are tax-deductible, as is interest accrued in the accounts. Other popular tax-deductible benefits include education assistance, commuting benefits and achievement awards. Entrepreneur online (2/24)

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