CDC: Americans could be risking health to reduce prescription costs

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(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.

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