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Abandoned prescriptions

Cost a factor in whether or not patients get medicine

December 21, 2010
By BONNIE HAZEN Tribune Chronicle correspondent

One in every four prescriptions goes unfilled, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine regarding medication adherence. It's a difficult subject to study, they say, defining medication adherence as "the degree of patient compliance with providers' recommendations about the daily timing, dosage, and frequency of medication use."



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