States with the Highest, Lowest Prescription Drug Sales

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New analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights total retail sales for prescription drugs in 2015.

Data for 2015 includes the number of prescription drugs filled at retail pharmacies only. Data are based on IMS’s Vector One® database which collects data from a panel of retail pharmacies, third party payers, and data providers, according to KFF.

10 states with the highest prescription drug sales

  1. California: $35.26 billion
  2. New York: $22.37 billion
  3. Texas: $18.94 billion
  4. Florida: $16.82 billion
  5. Pennsylvania: $12.67 billion
  6. Ohio: $11.78 billion
  7. Illinois: $11.07 billion
  8. Georgia: $9.42 billion
  9. New Jersey: $9.16 billion
  10. Michigan: $9.02 billion

10 states with the lowest prescription drug sales

  1. Wyoming: $464 million
  2. Alaska: $488 million
  3. Montana: $691 million
  4. Vermont: $776 million
  5. Rhode Island: $786 million
  6. North Dakota: $795 million
  7. South Dakota: $821 million
  8. New Mexico: $1.06 billion
  9. Delaware: $1.11 billion
  10. Hawaii: $1.17 billion
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