AARP recently conducted a survey of registered voters ages 18 and older in West Virginia to evaluate their current use and experience with prescription drugs and to understand their thoughts regarding proposals aimed at reducing prescription drug costs.
The issue of prescription drug pricing affects a large portion of the West Virginia voting population.
- Nearly nine in 10 (89%) report that they or someone in their household takes prescription drugs as directed by their doctors regularly.
- Three in four (74%) say they are concerned about the cost of their medications.
- The majority (83%) of West Virginia voters feel that transparency laws will help control the price of prescription medicines, and nearly all (89%) support transparency laws in West Virginia.
This survey was conducted by Mark Blankenship Enterprises on behalf of AARP. The sample of 800 registered voters ages 18 and older was surveyed by telephone January 22–28, 2020.
Lampkin, Cheryl. 2020 Prescription Drug Survey: West Virginia Registered Voters 18+. Washington, DC: AARP Research, February 2020. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00370.001