Adherence

Report: Pharmacists Could Help Encourage Drug Adherence, Including Selecting the Right Packaging, Adds Group

In a national telephone survey produced for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), researchers found that a number of American patients aged 40 and older are struggling with medication adherence. 

CVS Caremark Study Compares Adherence Metrics By State and Region

Among all the states, New Jersey patients in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are the most persistent in filling first-time prescriptions, with a 94.2% fill rate.

MedVantx, McKesson Medical-Surgical Partner on Pharma Adherence Effort

The program uses ATM-like devices to create access to generic samples and help eliminate adherence gaps.

MedVantx, Inc. and McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. today announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-promote MedStart Connect.  McKesson Medical-Surgical will promote the MedVantx MedStart Connect program to its healthcare provider customers on an exclusive basis. McKesson is a leading distributor of medical supplies and equipment to physician practices, surgery centers, home care and extended care facilities.

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McKesson Identifies Medication-Adherence Trends

The pharma company has outlined factors that manufacturers and packaging partners should be aware of to improve adherence.

New patient and prescriber research on medication adherence commissioned by McKesson identified seven emerging trends that can impact adherence-support programs. These trends confirm the need for comprehensive adherence solutions that include technology and personalized interactions to help physicians, pharmacists and manufacturers better address barriers that prevent patients from taking their medications as prescribed.

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