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Study finds insured diabetics still skip medicine

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Posted: 11:09 AM EDT (1509 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sizable share of diabetics who have health insurance used no medicine at all to control their condition, leading to higher costs and more frequent hospitalizations, according to new research paid for by the pharmaceutical industry.

One conclusion of the study commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America: Prescription drugs should be used more often to treat diabetes and other chronic illnesses

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/conditions/04/21/diabetes.insured.ap/index.html