CDC: Working-age adults are more likely to skip meds due to cost

04/9/2013 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The · USA Today

A CDC report finds that adults under the age of 65 are twice as likely as seniors to not take drugs as prescribed due to concerns about cost. Working-age adults were also more likely than seniors to ask their doctors for prescriptions for cheaper medicines. "Adults who do not take prescription medication as prescribed have been shown to have ... increased emergency room use, hospitalizations and cardiovascular events," the CDC said.

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