$9.16B

April 20, 2016 | Number of The Day
Amount New Jerseyans spend on prescription drugs each year

New Jerseyans do like drugs. According to statehealthfacts.org, a website that monitors healthcare information, New Jerseyans spent $9.16 billion on prescription drugs at retail pharmacies last year — or 3.2 percent of the $287 million that was spent in the country.

That ranks New Jersey ninth in the country, despite the fact that the Garden State ranks 11th when it comes to population. Michigan and North Carolina spent less than New Jerseyans but have a higher population.