22% of prescriptions for children on Medicaid aren't filled

09/27/2012 | Reuters

About 22% of about 17,000 prescriptions written for children on Medicaid at two urban clinics went unfilled, according to a study from the Medical University of South Carolina. Prescriptions for drugs to treat infections were more likely to be filled than those written for vitamins and minerals, suggesting parents might not understand why their children are prescribed certain medications.

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