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Worldwide Spending on Cancer Drugs Hits $100 Billion

Global spending on cancer drugs hit $100 billion last year, prompted by new and patented drugs, broader insurance coverage and aging populations. That figure is up more than 10 percent since 2013.

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Global spending on cancer drugs hit $100 billion last year, prompted by new and patented drugs, broader insurance coverage and aging populations. That figure is up slightly more than 10 percent since 2013. (Modern Healthcare)

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