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Florida Voters Age 50 and Older Support Importing Prescription Drugs

High Cost of Prescription Drugs

AARP conducted a survey of 508 registered voters age 50 and older in Florida to evaluate their current use and experience with prescription medications as well as their thoughts regarding current proposal(s) in the Florida legislature that would allow the state to create an FDA-approved program to import prescription drugs. 

This population is keenly interested in the prescription drug price issue:

  • The majority (73%) say they take at least one prescription medication on a regular basis.
  • Six in ten (59%) say they are concerned about the cost of their medications. 
  • Over four in five (82%)  Floridians age 50+ believe they either definitely pay more (64%) or probably pay more (18%) for prescription drugs compared to consumers in other developed countries. 
  • Seven in ten (73%) Floridians age 50-plus say they strongly or somewhat support the current proposal in the Florida legislature that would allow the state to create an FDA-approved program to import prescription drugs to help people save money on their medications.​

This survey was conducted by ANR (Alan Newman Research) on behalf of AARP. The sample of 508 registered voters was surveyed by telephone (35% cell phone) April 19-20, 2019. The survey was conducted in English.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Lampkin at clampkin@aarp.org. For media inquiries, contact AARP’s Media Relations Office at media@aarp.org.

 

 Suggested Citation:

Lampkin, Cheryl. 2019 Prescription Drug Survey Fact Sheet: Florida Registered Voters Age 50-Plus. Washington, DC: AARP Research, April 2019. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00313.001