Patients' failure to take medicine as prescribed is growing health problem

June 1998
Jet;06/22/98, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p40
Reports that the misuse of prescription drugs is becoming a growing health problem worldwide. Comments from Joyce Cramer, a medical researcher at Yale University; What heightened the interest in the misuse of prescription drugs; Worst groups of pill-takers; Estimated number of deaths caused by the misuse of prescription drugs from heart disease annually.


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