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Long Islanders Take Unhealthy Measures to Afford Their Prescriptions
Date:3/19/2008

these three items in its Budget proposal but included a limited Rx discount card for persons only 55-64 years old and proposed to merely study bulk purchasing prescription drugs rather that acting on it now. The Rx Bulk Purchasing proposal is heavily opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.

AARP-sponsored questions were included in the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research's survey conducted by telephone between February 7 and March 2, 2008. A total of 853 interviews were conducted in the general population of Long Island, with 417 completed interviews with residents of Nassau County and 436 completed interviews with residents of Suffolk County. The results for Nassau and Suffolk Counties were tabulated both separately and jointly. Margin of error for the Long Island sample is +/- 3.4%.

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