|August 26, 2019
CDC: Many Adults Skip Diabetes Meds Due to Cost
[from AMA Morning Rounds]
The Hill (8/21, Sullivan) reports that “almost one in seven adults with diabetes did not take their medication as prescribed because of its cost, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” According to the CDC, “13.2 percent of adults with diabetes either skipped a dose, took less medicine, or delayed filling a prescription because of cost.”
Medscape (8/21, Busko, Subscription Publication) reports that “roughly one in four adults with diabetes asked their physician for a cheaper prescription drug and 13% of patients took less medicine than prescribed to try to lower their drug costs,” according to the CDC.
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