Last year, Americans spent $45 billion out of pocket on prescription drugs, but drugs that are prescribed often are not taken.
Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows.
Not surprising, a lack of insurance coverage was a key factor in whether patients went without needed meds, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Skipping medicines can have real consequences for health, the researchers warned. ...