Medical treatments have soared in price since the end of the Great Recession.
The price tag for a typical treatment in 2015 was more than three times the cost of a similar treatment in 2014.
But prices are now on a steady rise as the government spends billions to cover costs of opioid addiction, the Ebola pandemic and other emergencies.
Experts say that even with the rise in costs, the drug companies continue to make huge profits.
The cost of drugs for medical treatment is estimated to be more than four times the total annual costs of health care for all Americans.
The Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone cost more to produce and distribute than the cost to a typical American family of two.
The prices of prescription drugs and medical devices have also risen.
In 2016, a single drug pill, for instance, cost $1,700.
This year, it has risen to more than double that.
Meanwhile, the cost per tablet of painkillers and non-opioid medications has doubled over the past five years, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.
In 2015, the average cost of one generic opioid was $25,000, while the average price of two generics was more $400,000.
The study also found that over the last 10 years, drug prices have risen for two major types of prescription opioids.
One type of opioid is known as oxymorphone, which is a powerful opioid medication that is approved for use by people over the age of 18.
The other type is known in the United States as oxycathinone, which can be prescribed by people between the ages of 15 and 50.
A new study published this week found that a single prescription for oxycophine, a generic oxycodan, cost more in 2016 than the annual cost of an average American family.
The drugmaker Pfizer, for example, announced last month that its drug Oxycodone costs about $100 per day, while a single tablet of the drug costs about a third of that amount.
A study published last month by the American Academy of Family Physicians found that about one-third of Americans are taking opioids daily, which means that about 40 percent of them are using the drugs regularly.
A 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 40 percent in the U.S. use opioids daily or most of the time.
The report found that the majority of Americans use at least one prescription opioid each day.