19-18 Segment 1: High Drug Prices Lead to Drug Misuse

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.

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15-32 Segment 1: Online Pharmacies, Fake Drugs

  Synopsis: Consumers who purchase medicines online for convenience and price are taking a big risk–experts say 97% of online “pharmacies” are rogue sites operating illegally. Often the medications they sell are counterfeit or substandard. Experts discuss the risks and how consumers can buy safely. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Carmen Catizone, Executive Director, National Associate…

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