Health insurance companies can charge higher prices for prescription drugs, but not necessarily higher prices in Texas.
The number of prescriptions in the state has risen steadily since 2010, as the state and federal government have cut spending on Medicaid programs that help people pay for medical care.
This year, Texas’ average annual cost of prescriptions for the cheapest generic drug is $4,600, while the average is $13,600.
The average price for the most expensive generic drug, OxyContin, is $9,000, but that is not included in the chart above.
For the most costly prescription, the chart below shows how much the average Texas resident pays for the same generic drug.
The chart below does not include the average price of a generic prescription.
Texas Health & Science University found that in 2010, Texas residents spent $2,746 on generic drugs, compared with $1,854 for prescription medications.
The median cost of a Texas resident’s prescription drugs is $10,845, according to the chart.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also showed that in 2011, Texas spent $1.25 billion on prescription drugs.
But that is a drop from $2.3 billion in 2010.
And, although the average cost of prescription drugs has increased since 2010 in Texas, the price of prescription medications is still below what the average American pays.
The survey also found that the average generic drug costs $3,800 for a one-month supply and $6,900 for a two-month prescription.