Heart med study

Younger heart disease patients were three times more likely than those over age 65 to report cutting back on medications to save money, a recent study found.

One in eight adults with heart disease delays filling prescriptions, takes less of the medication than prescribed, or skips medications altogether because of high out-of-pocket costs, a new study suggests.

Compared with seniors with Medicare insurance, the effect was more pronounced — one in three — among people under 65, according to the report published in Circulation.