Americans Avoid Prescription Drugs To Save Money

A new study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention explaining that an increasing amount of Americans struggle to pay for prescription drugs. The study also found that people who are not insured are more likely to forgo prescription drugs and, even those with insurance tend to stretch their prescriptions to dangerous lengths. An associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health in Vancouver, Steve Morgan said, “if you’re not insured or you face high co-payments, you’re going to stretch your prescriptions.” In 2011 consumers spent $45 billion in pharmaceutical care. Older adults are more likely to purchase needed prescription drugs over a lengthy period than younger adults. More here

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