There are many studies that show people often do not take their medications as prescribed. In addition, many of these studies show that the rate of people taking their medication properly drops as the number of medications increases. Combine this with the fact that the number medications we take generally increases as we get older and we can see that those people whose health is most at risk are the same people who are at highest risk to not take their medications properly.
These low rates of people taking their medication as prescribed are of great concern to health care professionals because the negative outcomes that result from not taking medications as prescribed are very real. As an example, people on cholesterol medications who do not take them properly have a 12-25% increase in their relative risk for dying. Similarly, people with coronary artery disease who did not take their heart protecting medications properly were at a 10-40% increase in the risk of hospitalization due to heart problems and a 50-80% relative increase in the risk of dying.
While there are many reasons why people may not take their prescriptions correctly, it has been shown that providing medications in packaging like the Precise Prescription Service can have a positive effect in getting people to take their medications correctly. Our staff is committed to trying to provide what you need to take your medications properly. In fact, our staff is so committed to trying to improve the rate at which people take their medications correctly, we offer the Precise Prescription Service free of charge to our clients.