Recession has not affected access to prescription drugs in US

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 20 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8242
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

The economic recession has had no effect on the ability of US citizens to access prescription drugs, show the results of a new survey from the independent Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC.

Health insurance in the United States is generally provided through the workplace. As the number of uninsured persons has soared by more than 20%, from 42.7 million in 2007 to 51.7 million in 2010, the assumption has been that the proportion of people having difficulty paying for prescription drugs would rise. However, this does not seem to have …

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