Whether seniors unable to afford prescription medication is resulting in more heart attacks and strokes is the subject of a study in Alberta.
The University of Calgary is looking for 5,000 participants for a three-year study of low-income seniors struggling to pay insurance co-payments for prescriptions.
The purpose of the study is to determine whether free preventative medications and/or personalized education will result in fewer heart attacks, strokes and other complications, said Dr. Braden Manns, a member of the University’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and O’Brien Institute for Public Health.
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Courtesy, Medicinee Hat News