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Cracking the Adherence Nut: Drug Delivery

Chris Evans, West Pharmaceutical Services, and Ed Geiselhart, Insight Product Development, consider the importance of drug delivery systems in facilitating patient adherence. No two patients are alike, but drug-makers may not consider how different a single patient’s perspective can be when viewed over time. A patient’s progress through disease management is a journey, and perceptions […]
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Join the Adherence Conversation

Medication adherence is an ongoing and serious problem; according to the Center for Health Transformation, the annual cost of patients not taking their medicines as prescribed is nearly $300 billion, with approximately 125,000 patients dying each year due to poor adherence—that’s 342 people every day. Improving adherence rates in the United States has been a […]
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Judging a Drug by its Cover: How Packaging Promotes Patient Adherence

Patient adherence is a chronic issue in healthcare, leading to poor disease management, higher hospitalization rates, and lost revenue for Big Pharma. But one often overlooked facet of the complicated chain of events from R&D to marketing to prescribing may hold the key. Patient adherence is not a new issue in the industry; still, the […]
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