Taking your medications?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Patient Care | 0 comments

Taking your medications?

Nonadherence To Prescribed Medications Is An “Epidemic” In The US.

The New York Times (4/17, Brody, Subscription Publication) reports, “Nonadherence to prescribed medications” is “an out-of-control epidemic in the” US “that costs more and affects more people than any disease Americans currently worry about.”

The article suggests that nonadherence “explains why so many patients don’t get better, suffer surprising relapses or even die when they are given drug prescriptions that should keep their disorders under control,” cites research on how widespread the problem is, and also outlines why the problem may be so common.

Reasons for Medication Nonadherence

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