Patients with long term conditions cutting down on prescriptions as costs soar

A third of people with long-term conditions such as asthma and arthritis who pay for prescriptions have not picked up their medicines due to the cost, research suggests.

A poll of 4,200 people with long-term conditions who pay for medicines also found that 30% sometimes skip or reduce their recommended doses.

Of these, 43% cite the cost of their prescription as a reason for doing so, and 59% say skipping doses has had a negative impact on their health.

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