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Many nonelderly cancer survivors alter prescription drug use to save money

Many nonelderly cancer survivors alter prescription drug use to save money
February 21, 2017

Nearly one-third of nonelderly Americans recently diagnosed with cancer change their prescription drug use for financial reasons, according to an analysis published in Cancer.

“Specifically, nonelderly cancer survivors were more likely to skip medication, delay filling a prescription, ask their doctor for lower-cost medication, and use alternative therapies for financial reasons compared with nonelderly individuals without a cancer history,” Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, vice president of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society, said in a press release.

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