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Older Americans Don’t Get—or Seek—Enough Help From Doctors, Pharmacists on Drug Costs

Jun 30, 2017: Among those who said their drug costs posed a burden, 49 percent hadn't talked to their doctors about the cost of their drugs. But taking time to talk did pay off for many: 67 percent of those who reported talking to their doctor about cost received a recommendation for a less expensive drug, and 37 percent got similar recommendations from pharmacists.

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People over 50 who talked to their doctors and pharmacists about the cost of their prescription drugs did get help