"Selling Sickness" article by Alix Spiegel). After this revelation, TV drug ads proliferated and expenditures on prescriptions soared.
Although movie ticket prices have generally risen faster than inflation, they have been outpaced by the rise in prescription drug costs since 1990.
It's hard to believe this increase in pill popping is really all necessary. Wouldn't it be healthier to watch a good film?
Smoking statistics and prescription drug expenditures are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Annual per capita drug costs are calculated by dividing expenditures by the total U.S. population