BIG PHARMA POLITICS: Consumers pressure politicians to do something about rising drug prices. Read More
Americans are skipping prescriptions due to costs or dipping into their savings to pay for expensive but necessary drugs, according to a recent survey by GoodRx, a website that allows consumers to compare Rx costs.
The survey, reported by Axios, was conducted between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2 and included 1,060 people. More than 33 percent responded that they’ve had to skip filling a prescription at least once during the past year. Almost 20 percent said they’d tapped their savings to pay for a prescription medication.
Drug prices continue to be a top public concern, especially because medication isn’t an expensive luxury you can stop buying.
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