Seniors in Medicare "doughnut hole" often stop taking heart drugs

04/17/2012 | HealthDay News

Seniors who enter the Medicare Part D gap of prescription-drug coverage have a 57% higher risk of discontinuing medication essential for heart health, according to a study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers also found that entering the "doughnut hole" is not linked to risks for switching drugs or death and other outcomes.

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