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Young adults filled more prescriptions in 2011; seniors filled fewer
Young adults filled 2% more prescriptions last year than in 2010, likely due to a provision in the health care law that allows them to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26, according to a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. During the same time, people older than 65 filled 3.1% fewer prescriptions, with the largest drops in prescriptions for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and high cholesterol, researchers said.
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