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Thursday, June 30, 2016
1 in 3 Americans Experienced a Prescription Drug Price Hike
Consumer Reports recently released an analysis on consumer healthcare
spending trends. Here are some key findings from the report:
·1 in 3 Americans said
they experienced a prescription drug price hike in the past year.
·47% of those who
experienced a price increase did not comply with the Rx to save money.
·One quarter of those
who experienced a drug price increase used their credit card more often.
·18% of Americans put
off a doctor's visit because of cost.
·8 in 10 doctors said
they were concerned about their patients' ability to afford their treatments.
·25% of patients said
they had a conversation with their practitioner about the cost of their