by Axios | 3.19.19
Roughly 11% of adults don't take medicine as prescribed as a way to try to keep their health care costs under control, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Details: That includes people who skipped medications, took a smaller dose or didn't fill a prescription, specifically to save money.
By the numbers: Unsurprisingly, the uninsured were more likely to employ one of those strategies.
Flashback: Broadening beyond just prescription drugs, roughly one-third of Americans say they've delayed care due to its cost, according to Gallup.
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