According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for medicinal drugs were 0.11% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.02 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Medicinal drugs experienced an average inflation rate of -0.11% per year. In other words, medicinal drugs costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.98 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.81% during this same period, inflation for medicinal drugs was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medicinal drugs:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Medicinal drugs, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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