Study: For Children On Medicaid, Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
Reuters: Kids' Prescriptions Often Going Unfilled
A large share of medication prescriptions to children on Medicaid may go unfilled, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 17,000 prescriptions made to kids at two urban clinics, 22 percent were never filled. That's similar to what's been seen in studies of adults - among whom anywhere from 16 percent to 24 percent of prescriptions go unfilled (Norton, 9/25).