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Many don’t take prescriptions because of cost
Los Angeles Times

A significant portion of people – perhaps as many as one in five – don’t take drugs a doctor has prescribed because they can’t pay for them, according to a new survey of people visiting an emergency room.

“I think this is a wake-up call,” study author Dr. Karin Rhodes of the University of Pennsylvania told Reuters Health.

Among a group of more than 1500 people who volunteered to complete a questionnaire, more than 20 percent said they had previously not taken a prescribed drug on account of the price tag.