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Medication misuse continues

6:24 PM, Jul. 1, 2013
Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the U.S. can be attributed to those who do not take their prescriptions as instructed, according to the National Pharmaceutical Council.
Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the U.S. can be attributed to those who do not take their prescriptions as instructed, according to the National Pharmaceutical Council.
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America has a serious drug problem, but it's not the one you might be thinking about. The problem is not illegal drugs or drug abuse, but rather an alarming percentage of Americans who do not take their prescriptions as instructed. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to medication non-adherence, according to the National Pharmaceutical Council.

The problem of non-adherence is not new, but it is getting a closer look as experts seek to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our health system. Data suggests that roughly half of ...

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