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Study to explore how rising medication costs impact elderly

by Aug. 9, 2018, 12:50 PM

As both drug prices and out-of-pocket expense for prescription medications continue to climb, a team of Health Policy experts at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have received a grant to determine if these factors are causing older Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D for medication coverage to delay or never fill their prescriptions.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram associate professor of cancer research at Vanderbilt, is leading the $550,000, two-year study jointly funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that promotes efforts to support better access and quality of health care for vulnerable populations.