Report: More Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions Not Taking Medicine.

USA Today (10/15, O’Donnell) reports that according to a National Council on Patient Information and Education study, “poor adherence to medications among patients with multiple chronic conditions has reached ‘crisis proportions’ in the US,” leading “to ‘unnecessary disease progression’ and complications and too many emergency room visits, hospitalizations and avoidable hospital re-admissions.” The coalition recommends “lowering or eliminating co-payments for medications used to treat the most common chronic diseases,” as well as “pushing pharmacies to better coordinate patients’ medications.”

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— “Crisis: Patients not taking their medications, “Jayne O’Donnell, USA Today, October 15, 2013.

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