If You Need Expensive Prescriptions, Go To Norway.
In 2015, the total amount spent on prescription drugs in the U.S. was $425 billion (12.2% higher than 2014). In 2015, the total amount spent on OTC (over-the-counter) drugs in the U.S. was $32.1 billion ( a modest 4.6% increase). It's common knowledge that prescription drugs are more expensive in the U.S. than in other countries. A great article in the Wall Street Journal summarizes the problem: Why The US Pays More Than Other Countries (check out the comparison to Norway)