Nearly 40 million U.S. adults were unable to fill prescriptions in 2008 due to prohibitive costs, according to a Manhattan Research report. People living with fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, generalized anxiety disorder, chronic and acute pain, and depression were the most likely to refrain from purchasing drugs due to financial constraints. In the survey, more women than men reported curbing spending on prescriptions.
Forced to choose, what would you eliminate from your budget in order to purchase prescriptions? In a financial crunch, what prescriptions might you opt to not fill?