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Drug manufacturers advertise to encourage consumers to ask their doctors for specific medications. From 2016-18, Medicare and its beneficiaries spent $560 billion on drugs—more than half on drugs that were advertised.
About 3.5 million workers suffered job-related injuries and illnesses in 2018. Employers must report data on work-related injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration each year. OSHA uses the data to target high-risk workplaces for inspections.