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Patients don’t fill their prescriptions?!

What?  Actually, 1/3 of prescriptions go UNfilled.  The fancy word for this is “nonadherence.” A Canadian study followed nearly 16,000 patients.  The results: nonadherence most often this occurs due to prescribing expensive drugs and preventive therapies for chronic conditions. Also, … Continue reading

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Do you have extra medicine lying around the house?

Storing expired or unwanted medications in the home poses a significant health risk to families.  In Kansas, state reporting shows 1 in 5 poisoning-related emergency department visits are in children 4 and younger.  Of these, 70% were caused by drug … Continue reading

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