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Medication adherence: When scripts go unfilled or taken incorrectly the health impact is staggering

What is the biggest challenge with medication?  In a word: adherence.  Each year, millions of scripts go unfilled or are taken incorrectly.  The impact on health is staggering, resulting in over 700,000 visits to the emergency room.

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What can be done?  Two recent studies point to a simple solution.  Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. Director, International Center for Clinical Excellence, reviews these recent studies on his blog at  http://www.scottdmiller.com/blog/