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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.…

Medication Adherence
A senior person opening a daily pill organizer
February 2018
Smart Reminders for Taking Your Medications

One of the most important things you can do to take care of yourself is to take your doctor's advice and take your medicine as prescribed. This is sometimes easier…

Medication Adherence
A senior woman reading label on prescription medicine box
February 2018
Are Your Medications and Supplements Expired?

Expired medications can be less effective or even risky due to a change in chemical composition or a decrease in strength. Also, certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial…

Medication Adherence
A person pouring out pills onto his hands
July 2017
Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is generally defined as the extent to which a person takes medications as prescribed by their doctors. This involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take…

Medication Adherence
Close up of prescription pill bottle
March 2016
Generic Drugs vs. Brand-Name Drugs

Are Generic Drugs as Effective as Brand-Name Drugs? A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it…

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