(NBC) – Many Americans are trying to reduce their prescription drug costs even if it puts their health at risk.
That’s according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control.
It shows nearly 20 percent of adults who were prescribed medications in 2017 asked their doctor for a lower cost option.
Eleven-percent skipped doses or delayed filling a prescription to save money and 5 percent used alternative therapies.
Patients without insurance were even more likely to use one of these strategies to reduce costs.