News tagged with patient adherence

What's more effective: Generic or brand-name statins?

Statins are the most frequently prescribed drugs in the United States and are effective in reducing cardiovascular events. However, evidence suggests that patients do not always take these medications as prescribed and may ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Communication is key to medication adherence

(Medical Xpress)—Even the best medicines in the world can be rendered ineffective if they are not taken as prescribed. The problem known as medication "non-adherence" is a major health issue in the United ...

Jan 02, 2013
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Researchers develop strategy to improve patient adherence

Physicians can help their patients follow prescribed treatments and achieve healthier results – particularly in chronic disease management – by using a three-pronged strategy developed by a team of researchers from ...

Jun 01, 2011
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Polypill increases adherence to post MI treatment

A new polypill increases adherence to treatment following a myocardial infarction (MI), according to results from the FOCUS Study presented for the first time at ESC Congress 2014 today by principal investigator ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Role of pharmacists in GPs crucial

New research has shown a role for pharmacists within general practice (GP) clinics is a key solution to help prevent medication errors by patients and health professionals.

Nov 01, 2013
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