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Prescription Drugs: Results from a National Survey

Prescription drugs have become an integral part of medical practice – they help keep people healthy and save lives. But rising prescription drug costs have placed a growing burden on consumers, employers, and public programs. The issue of drug coverage for seniors under Medicare has moved to center stage in the Presidential election. Findings from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health “National Survey on Prescription Drugs,” a Public Opinion Update summarizing key findings from several surveys conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in conjunction with other partners, and several other background documents address topics such as Medicare prescription drug coverage proposals, opinions on importing lower-priced prescription drugs from other countries, views of pharmaceutical companies, and general information about prescription drug usage and coverage.