Medication Adherence Articles

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Top Tips for Encouraging Kids to Take Their Medicine
August 2020

Trying to encourage your child to take medicine can be a daunting task. Between bitter liquids and chalky chewables, it’s easy to see why medicine…

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Tips for Travel: Remaining Adherent
June 2020

If you’re like many people, you probably find it easiest to take your prescription medication at scheduled times during the day. But traveling across multiple…

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How Caregivers Can Help with Medication Adherence
June 2020

Taking a prescribed medicine on schedule, in the right dosage and according to the doctor’s directions is what health professionals call medication adherence. As a…

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Take as Directed: Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist to Improve Medication Adherence
July 2019

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…

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7 Common Medication Mistakes — And How to Fix Them
July 2019

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…

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Deliberate Disposal: How to Discard of Old or Unwanted Medications
April 2019

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…

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