Over 15 million U.S. adults under 65 went without medication in 2021 due to high drug costs, study shows

September 13, 2021

An estimated 15.5 million adults under 65 and 2.3 million seniors were unable to pay for at least one doctor-prescribed medication in their household, according to a new study from West Health and Gallup analyzing the impact of high drug prices on consumers. While affordability of prescription drugs is an issue for all age groups, in a survey conducted in June, younger adults report not filling needed prescriptions at double the rate of the nation’s seniors in the prior three months (8% vs. 4%).

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2021-09-09 18:19:00

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