Study finds 22% of drug prescriptions go unfilled

02/18/2010 | Reuters

A study of 75,000 Massachusetts patients given drug prescriptions by their physicians found 22% of the scripts were never filled. Noncompliance was common among people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and researchers suggested some patients may not understand why they need the medications.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Associate Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Stryker
Mahwah, NJ
Associate General Counsel
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Washington, D.C , DC
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC