The U.S. Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin, is on the campaign trail. No, not for elections, for trying to get the public to become adherent to their prescriptions. Benjamin says that “75% of the American people,” aren’t taking their medications as prescribed. Benjamin called medication nonadherence “a major public health problem.” This leads to unnecessary complications including heart attack and stroke. “There are many reasons why people don’t take their medicine as directed, from concerns about side effects to the out-of-pocket costs [...]
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