The Kaiser Family Foundation released the following census data in 2015 showing the quantity of Rx filled annually by State and Age. The data is sobering. We are certainly a nation of pill takers, especially in the 65 plus age bracket. It seems to me that we may need to be more careful about the combinations of medications that we are putting into our bodies!
Seniors may also want to look into switching to direct primary care, where they can obtain affordable routine medications in house. Direct primary care doctors have more time to spend with their patients, improving the quality of care the patient receives. The monthly cost saving on medications alone may be enough pay for the direct primary care doctor’s monthly fees.