65% of Americans can't list dosage of prescription medications

A new national poll on disaster response and preparedness shows that many Americans could not list all of their prescription medication details if they had to evacuate their homes quickly.

A new national poll on disaster response and preparedness shows that many Americans could not list all of their prescription medication details if they had to evacuate their homes quickly. Conducted by the disaster preparedness firm Healthcare Ready, the survey asked more than 1,100 adults about threats including natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergency situations. According to the survey, natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, or wildfires were the top concern, cited by a third of the respondents. Other concerns included terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks, cyberattacks, and environmental disasters. In terms of preparedness, just 35% of the respondents said they could list all of their prescription details if they had to evacuate quickly without any medications or medical supplies, down from 38% in 2017. Additionally, about 25% of the respondents said they could go 2-3 days without access to their medications before they experienced a negative effect.