Poll: Many People Skimp on Medications To Save Money
Many U.S. residents have been attempting to save money by reducing or completely forgoing taking their prescription drugs, according to a new prescription drug poll released by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Respondents said that some of the common practices they used to reduce costs included taking expired medication, splitting pills, skipping doses and sharing prescriptions with another person.
- "To Save on Drug Costs, Consumers Cut Corners" (Simmons, HealthLeaders Media, 8/24).
- "More Than a Quarter of Prescription Takers Cut Corners To Save Money" (Hobson, "Health Blog," Wall Street Journal, 8/24).
- "Poll: Americans Skimp on Medicines"Â (Singer, "Prescriptions," New York Times, 8/24).