Report: Many leave prescriptions unfilled amid downturn

04/8/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Patients looking to cut expenses amid the recession did not purchase 6.8% of brand-name drugs that their physicians prescribed in the fourth quarter of 2008, marking a 22% jump from the first quarter of 2007, according to a study from Wolters Kluwer Health. The report also states that patients did not fill 4.1% of generic prescriptions.

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