CNBC: More Americans Cut Spending to Pay for Prescription Drugs

CNBC: More Americans Cut Spending to Pay for Prescription Drugs

One-third of Americans who regularly take prescription medication are seeing price hikes this year—$40 extra for an order of those drugs, on average—and are reacting by cutting back on going to the movies, eating out or buying groceries.

A smaller fraction, one in 10 prescription users, are paying a stunning extra $100 per order in out-of-pocket costs for their medication, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. The price hikes have prompted some to cut corners with how they use their drugs, which in turn can negatively affect their health.

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