How Pharmacists Can Help Ensure That Patients Take Their Medicines

What if there was a way to significantly improve health outcomes, reduce hospital and nursing home admissions, and save $105 billion in health spending? There is one such compelling opportunity: a greater systemic focus on medication adherence. When health care professionals use the term “medication adherence,” what we’re really referencing is whether or not patients take their medicines as prescribed. Shockingly, about half the time, they don’t. And the consequences of non-adherence are great.

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