1 in 10 Americans skipping doses as prescription drug prices rise
A group of Democratic senators this week introduced the Affordable Medications Act, legislation that aims to cut prescription drug prices.
Rising costs are a big issue for patients like Maryanne Perry, who depends on a prescription inhaler for her chronic lung disease (COPD).
"Climbing a flight of stairs, by the time you get up you're literally huffing and puffing and gasping for air," Perry said.
Last summer, Perry lost health insurance coverage and missed a deadline to enroll in Medicare's Part D drug program. She learned her inhaler would jump from a $50 copay to a staggering $1,000 a month.