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Prescription assistance: when you can’t afford a medication

| Blood thinners (anticoagulants), Therapy | 6 Comments »

Beth Waldron, Program Director of the Clot Connect project, writes….

Approximately 1 in 5 people don’t take a medication a doctor has prescribed because they can’t afford to pay for it [ref 1].  While the cost of some outpatient “blood thinning” therapies (anticoagulants) can be substantial, failure to take a blood thinning medication as prescribed can have serious, even deadly, consequences.

What can you do when prescribed a blood thinner you cannot afford? Read the rest of this entry »