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Doctor handing medication to patient
July 2019
Take as Directed: Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist to Improve Medication Adherence

Medication adherence—that is, taking your medications as prescribed by your doctor— is easier said than done. It’s estimated some 50 percent of Americans fail to take their chronic medications correctly,…

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A person taking pills with a glass of water
July 2019
7 Common Medication Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

Whether you’re taking a prescription medication for a short-term illness or a long-term medical condition, it’s important to take your medication as prescribed. Not following your doctor’s orders can contribute…

Medication Adherence
pharmacist giving pills to customer
April 2019
Deliberate Disposal: How to Discard of Old or Unwanted Medications

When you open your medicine cabinet, it is likely that you have a bottle of medication that you no longer use—or that is long past its expiration date. While it…

Medication Adherence
December 2018
Top Tips for Travelling with Medications

With the holidays often comes holiday travel. But as you pack for your trip, remember that even when you are away, it’s still important to responsibly manage your health conditions…

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A person reaching out for his prescription medicine
November 2018
Got Unneeded or Expired Medications?

Your Pharmacist Can Help Normally, you take a prescription until the pills are gone. But your doctor may change your dose, switch you to a new medication before you finish…

Medication Adherence
A person taking a pill from a daily pill container
July 2018
Taking Your Medications: Stay Smart, Stay Organized

About 30 to 50 percent of those who take medicines at home do not use them as directed, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health.…

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