Insights Adherence 2014

“Why don’t people take their medicine? Nearly 50% of people taking a chronic medication stop taking it in the first year, 1 with the biggest drop-off occurring in the first month. Everybody has their own reason, or reasons. Simple forgetfulness is common. Some people can’t afford to fill their prescriptions, or they may have a hard time getting to the pharmacy. Others don’t understand how to take their medicine or why it’s necessary or how to deal with side effects. Some just don’t like the idea of taking drugs.” 2014 Insights Report: Importance of Adherence by CVS Health.

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