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Cost-related prescription nonadherence is highest among younger U.S. women compared with individuals living in 10 other high-income countries

Cost-Related Rx Nonadherence Highest in Young U.S. Women

One in four women report cost-related nonadherence versus one in seven men
The annualized total medical expenditures for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are $7 billion and $5 billion among U.S. workers

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers

Annualized total medical expenditures are $7 billion and $5 billion, respectively
For cancer survivors

HDHPs Up Disparities in Access to Care Among Cancer Survivors

Cost barriers increased for blacks, with 22.8 percent reporting they skipped medications to save money
Over 1 percent of Americans purchase prescription medication from outside of the United States to save money

Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases
The United States' deal with Gilead Sciences to scoop up nearly all of the world's supply of the only drug licensed to treat COVID-19 has outraged health experts.

U.S. Grab of Only COVID-19 Treatment Outrages Health Experts

Behavior sets a dangerous precedent for attempts to share scarce treatments during the pandemic, experts warn
Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67

Large Losses Anticipated for Primary Care Practices in 2020

Loss of gross revenue over 2020 due to COVID-19 estimated at $67,774 per full-time physician
Gilead Sciences

COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir Could Cost Up to $3,120 Per Patient

In the U.S., government programs, additional Gilead assistance should mean all patients have access to the drug
COVID-19 hospitalizations could result in high out-of-pocket spending for commercially insured consumer-directed health plan enrollees

Costs for COVID-19 High With Consumer-Directed Health Plans

Out-of-pocket costs high for consumer-directed health plan enrollees, especially younger individuals
Higher medical and nonmedical financial hardships are associated with a greater number of emergency department visits and lower receipt of some preventive services among cancer survivors

Financial Hardship Linked to More ED Visits in Cancer Survivors

Medical financial hardship linked to lower uptake of influenza vaccine, lower breast cancer screening
The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads

Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads

Judges said HHS exceeded its legal authority by requiring drug price disclosure as part of its stewardship of Medicare, Medicaid