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Prescription drug costs, by the numbers

The Chalkboard

For every $100 paid for medical services provided to workers injured in 2014, $17 will be paid for prescription drugs, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance's "Workers' Compensation Issues Report" for 2016.

In addition, in 2014, prescription drug prices increased 11 percent, which is above the 10-year average increase of 4 percent.

Related: Workers' comp has urgent need for 'pharmacovigilance'

For more information, read the infographic on prescription drug costs, based off of information from NCCI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Chalkboard: Workers' comp drug costs

Related: These infographics tell the story of 2015 in insurance

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