Apr 21, 2020 - Health

People are filling more prescriptions by mail amid coronavirus crisis

Data: IQVIA, Barclays; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The number of prescriptions that people are filling through the mail has skyrocketed over the past few weeks, according to data from IQVIA and Barclays.

The big picture: Total prescription volumes still have declined heavily as people have traveled to their pharmacies less frequently. People also stocked up on medications, many of which came in 90-day supplies, once the coronavirus outbreak started to worsen in mid-March and consequently haven't had to refill their prescriptions as often.

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