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To Save on Drug Costs, Consumers Cut Corners
Health Leaders Media

Consumers have been economizing on healthcare costs in ways that could be dangerous to their health, including cutting back on their medications, according to a Consumer Reports National Research Center health prescription drug poll released Tuesday. In the past year, 39% of more than 1,100 individuals interviewed said that they took some action save money. Among those surveyed, 27% who take medication said they failed to comply with their prescriptions, while 38% of those younger than 65 without drug coverage skipped filling prescriptions altogether.