prescription abandonment


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prescription abandonment

Leaving a prescription at a pharmacy, rather than purchasing it because of an oversight, the cost of the drug, or a concern about its potential side effects.
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Association of prescription abandonment with cost share for high-cost specialty pharmacy medications.
commercial plan claims for last year, Wolters Kluwer Health found that prescription abandonment increased by 34% nationally compared with two years earlier, jumping from an average of 5.