Yet, in this patient's case, there was no truer underlying cause of death than the blatant unaffordability of her prescription medications. She had been admitted to a different hospital exactly one week before I met her. After presenting with chest pain suggestive of a heart attack, she was immediately given all of the appropriate medications. And after a successful catheterization procedure, her pain resolved completely. She was prescribed a set of medications, counseled on the importance of adherence to these drugs and subsequently discharged.