Top 10 drugs

Cholesterol lowering drugs and blood pressure drugs make up eight of the top ten most commonly used prescription drugs in Australia.

But when it comes to cost to taxpayers, it is adalimumab (prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease) that tops the list, costing over $300 million in 2014–15.

The following two lists cover the top 10 prescribed and subsided drugs for the year July 2014