(Bloomberg) -- Adults who haven’t reached retirement age were twice as likely as those who have to skip their prescribed medications to save money, a U.S. study finds.

About 20% of adults regardless of age have asked their doctors for a lower cost treatment, according to the study released Tuesday by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Spending on drugs is expected to increase an average of 6.6% a year from 2015 through 2021, the Kaiser Family Foundation has reported.

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