Since the middle of last century, big pharmaceutical companies have exploded and fast forward to today and the United States has never been sicker – or more broke.
In comparison to every other developed nation on the planet, the United by far leads the way in costs when it comes to medications purchased from Big Pharma, making the U.S the number one most drug-addicted country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
On average, Americans spend roughly $1,376 on pharmaceuticals and in 2019, that figure was 47 percent higher than Germany – the world’s second largest purchaser of pharmaceuticals – followed by Japan, Canada, Australia and France.
According to the OCED, per year the average person spends around $571 on medications, not even half of what Americans spend – the average American purchases 250 percent more drugs per year than a non-American.
At the bottom of the OCED list is Mexico and Costa Rica for pharmaceutical spending and also at the bottom are some Nordic countries and several countries in Eastern Europe.
“Despite having significantly different overall expenditure levels, English-speaking countries on the list, such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK, all had above-average spending on over-the-counter medications in common,” reports Great Game India.
Natural News reported:
Most of Big Pharma’s profits are laundered through government-mandated insurance
Only a fraction of pharmaceutical spending in the United States and other OECD countries is out of pocket. On average across all members, 55 percent of total pharmaceutical spending is routed through health insurance, which in many of the countries is mandated.
In Germany and France, both socialist nations, upwards of 80 percent of pharmaceutical spending occurs via insurance and / or the government. In the U.S., the figure hovers closer to 70 percent.
Out-of-pocket pharmaceutical spending across Eastern Europe and Scandinavia is roughly 50 percent, while in Costa Rica it is as high as 97 percent, according to the latest figures.
Nearly half of Americans are taking at least one medication at any given time, according to Statista, who also reported, “As for medical goods and services in general, the U.S. is among the countries with highest health costs worldwide,” adding, “The higher costs in the United States are particularly obvious when compared to other high-income, developed countries.”
According to the data compiled by Statista, the most common type of pharmaceuticals being used by Americans are antidiabetics – thanks in part to the American diet and sedentary lifestyles.
“On the other hand, antihypertensives, pain relievers, and mental health drugs are the leading classes based on number of prescriptions filled,” Statista says.
Americans are being poisoned by the healthcare system that was supposed to help – corruption and the love of profit, quickly sold out the United States and turned sickness into big business.
Big Pharma and their health care stooges who continue to hand out prescriptions for kickbacks, are nothing more than vultures waiting to pick the meat off the bones of Americans.