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Study: Younger patients more likely to skip medications

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New research suggests younger patients are twice as likely to skip their medications than senior citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control found 13 percent of Americans under the age of 65 did not take their medications as prescribed in order to save money.

Six percent of seniors also skipped doses for financial reasons.

But skipping medication could end up costing you more. Experts say not following medication instructions can lead to poor health, more ER visits which in turn costs Americans up to $290 billion a year.

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