Study suggests nearly a million Canadians choose between groceries and prescriptions

A nationwide study suggests that nearly a million Canadians opted for lighter grocery bags and colder homes in order to buy prescription drugs in 2016.

The review was conducted by researchers at UBC Simon Fraser, McMaster and U of T, and was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal online.

It found that about 730-thousand Canadians cut their food bills to pay for prescription drugs, while another 238-thousand skimped on heat.

Another 1.7 million Canadians didn't fill their prescriptions at all because of the cost.