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Elderly Forego Some Medications

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Elderly Forego Some Medications

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Elderly Forego Some Medications

Elderly Forego Some Medications

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It's estimated that at least half of the nation's senior citizens don't take their medications as prescribed, or at all. In many cases, it's because they can't afford one or more prescriptions per month. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.