Ongoing market research among drug consumers found that 54% of individuals who visit a physician for a new condition do not treat it with a prescription drug within a year. The data released from the research firm of Ipsos-Insight indicated that 4.4 million individuals see a physician in an average week for a new diagnosis. For those with a newly diagnosed condition, 46% filled at least 1 prescription to treat the condition; 21% chose =1 OTC medications; and 44% did not make a purchase in the category during the year. Prescriptions are filled 98% of the time, however, so it is likely that the 54% of patients not making an Rx drug purchase never received a script.
Although the annual HIV diagnosis rate between 2010 and 2014 decreased for black individuals by 16.2%, blacks remain disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
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