By Monica E. Oss Nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug—with more than half on two medications, and a fifth on five or more medicines (see Nearly 7 In 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find). This is not surprising, given the statistics that nearly half of all adults in the United States have at least one chronic condition. But this doesn’t mean that consumers are taking medications as intended. A large proportion of consumers have been found to be non-adherent when taking their medications—defined as not taking the prescribed medications at the doses and times agreed upon by…
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