Compliance a challenge for many patients

June 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p12
The article reports that a third of U.S. adults who have been prescribed drugs to take on a regular basis report that they are "often" or "very often" noncompliant with their treatment regimens, according to an online survey of 2,507 the U.S. adults conducted Rochester, New York-based Harris Interactive in March of 2005. Furthermore, nearly half (45%) say they have failed to take their medications because of concerns they had about the drugs themselves, and 43% report not having complied with their regimens because they felt the drug was unnecessary.


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