Millions of Americans cannot afford the medications they’ve been prescribed. Many skip doses, split pills or don’t fill prescriptions at all as a result, with sometimes even fatal consequences. But doctors are often unable to consider cost very well in prescribing, as the same drug often costs patients vastly different amounts due to insurance differences. Experts discuss the problem and what patients can do to save on prescription drugs in the current healthcare system.
- David Mitchell, cancer patient, founder and President, Patients for Affordable Drugs
- Dr. Stacie Dusetzina, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University