Report: Seniors filled average of 26 retail prescriptions in 2003

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Seniors ages 65 and older filled a high of 37 prescriptions in Tennessee, compared with a low of 16 prescriptions in Alaska. The national average was 26 in 2003.

The average price per retail prescription varied from $45 in New Mexico and Arkansas to $67 in Alaska and the District of Columbia, according to the report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The figure includes retail prescriptions filled per capita, the average price of prescriptions, and total spending on retail prescriptions in each state.

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