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Millions of adults skip medications, primarily due to their high cost

Harvard Health Blog

Medications can do wonderful things, from fighting infection to preventing stroke and warding off depression -- but they don't work if you don't take them. Some people don't take their medications as prescribed because they forget, or are bothered by side effects.

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shines the light on another reason: Some people can't pay for their medications.

The survey, conducted by NCHS researchers Robin A. Cohen and Maria A. Villarroel, found that about 8 percent of adult Americans don't take their medicines as prescribed because they can't afford them. Insurance coverage often influenced this...