Breaking the Mold

Koroneos, George
October 2010
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2010, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p12
The article focuses on the role of pharmacists and representatives in providing medical care for patients along with healthcare professionals in the industry. It stresses that medication compliance is the priority concern of most physicians and allied healthcare professionals since most of the patients are hindered by the cost of the drugs, lack of information, and concerns of the side-effects of the medication. Works on the adherence programs in the U.S. are also discussed.


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