Compliance dwindles as drug costs escalate

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-The Nov. 20 issue of Health Care News reported an alarmingstatistic: 22% of all adults neglected to fill at least one prescriptionlast year due to cost. Harris Interactive's nationwide telephone surveyof 1,010 adults, conducted in June 2001, revealed the fact, which affectsthe well-being of our nation's population, as well as its economy.