By Anne-Marie Botek
Millions of Americans rely on daily doses of prescription drugs to enhance their quality of life—especially a rapidly growing population of aging adults. Unfortunately, affordability (or lack thereof) remains a barrier to medication adherence for many people.
A 2013 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics found that nearly eight percent of U.S. adults did not take their medications as prescribed in order to save money. Just over 15 percent requested a less expensive medication from their doctor and 1.6 percent purchased their prescription drugs from abroad.
In an era of ever-rising health care costs, it pays to be aware of prescription drug assistance programs that can save you money on medications. Access to more affordable drugs will prevent you and your loved ones from forgoing important prescriptions due to financial strain. To help, AgingCare.com has compiled the following lists of Prescription Drug Assistance Plans: