The Pharmacist's Role

October 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p20
The article discusses the role of pharmacists in the increasing problem of non-adherence of patients to treatment regimen in the U.S. Non-adherence to the prescribed medications happens in about 21.3 percent of patients with diabetes and may increase the levels of blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein. The American Pharmacists Association suggests that pharmacists work with physicians to monitor patients who do not adhere to their regimen.


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