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Medicine to fit your budget

Is your healthcare provider prescribing a new drug for you and you’re worried about its cost? If so, don’t be afraid to speak up. Drug prices can be a factor in how well you follow orders—for example, some patients skip doses to save on refills or split pills that shouldn’t be split. Your healthcare provider may be able to find a similar medication that’s kinder on your wallet. Less expensive or generic drugs may work just as well.