Today in the United States, we have a growing problem around the proper usage of and adherence to medications. It is quickly becoming America's "other drug problem." Patients commonly forget to take their medications, and sometimes just choose not to take them. Many consumers may not understand the implications of incorrectly taking their medications, and the symptoms may be unnoticeable or be relatively minor, like a small headache. But not adhering properly to a medication routine can drastically alter treatment effectiveness and possibly be life-threatening.
Many consumers may not even know they are incorrectly taking their medications, a few definitions of nonadherence include:
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