Access and Utilization of New Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Medications. B. Trends in Medicaid Pharmaceutical Coverage
Total prescriptions in Medicaid were relatively flat between 1995 and 1998. Medicaid programs reimbursed 327 million prescriptions in 1995 and 331 million prescriptions in 1998. During the same period, antipsychotic prescriptions increased by nearly 20% while antidepressant prescriptions increased by just over 40%.