Sure, as proponents will tell you, making the switch to consumer-driven health plans will save money and put consumers at the forefront of their care. But will it also lead to lower prescription drug use?

Yes, according to research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, which found that moving to CDHP plans can reduce the number of both generic and brand-name prescriptions filled.

And that's both good and bad.

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