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    There’s Safer Ways To Cut Costs Than Skipping or Stopping The Medicines That You Need

    There’s Safer Ways To Cut Costs Than Skipping or Stopping The Medicines You Need As the economy sours and health care costs soar, cost-cutting measures are creeping into the medicine cabinet. We split pills in half or take the drugs every other day to stretch our doses. We stop filling the prescriptions for our most expensive drugs. We seek out herbal remedies and over-the-counter medicines as prescription substitutes.  We buy prescriptions from online pharmacies with questionable credentials. Numerous studies show that as patients pay more for their prescription drugs—whether it’s through higher insurance co-pays or shouldering the full costs—many people decide to opt out of taking the drugs altogether. But…