Patient Compliance

Pharma Companies Losing out on Billions Because of Non-Adherence, Report RxAdherence Speakers

Thomas Forissier favors an aggressive, comprehensive approach for tackling medication non-adherence, and for good reason. U.S. pharmaceutical companies are losing $188 billion each year because of non-adherence, according to analysis conducted by his firm, Capgemini Consulting, and by HealthPrize Technologies. “Money is being left on the table,” says Forissier, who serves as principal at Capgemini. “We were surprised at how high the numbers actually were.

Pharmapack Europe: Packaging Enhances Product Value, Patient Safety

Pharmapack Europe kicked off its patient-centered conference and exhibition on February 13 in Paris, promoting ideas and technologies for driving product safety and ease of use, patient compliance, and anticounterfeiting. Speakers at the conference urged attendees to consider the importance of packaging and labeling for effective product use.

RxAdherence 2013 to Share the Costs of Non-Adherence, Potential Solutions


Organized by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, the day-long conference set for March 12 seeks to tackle patient noncompliance.

The event, which takes place at Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ, is scheduled to feature a full agenda on March 12. HCPC shared the following details with PMP News:

7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Opening Remarks

Study: Pharma Compliance Budgets down in 2012

According to recent research, medical device companies and other pharma-related businesses cut their compliance funding by an average of 24 for the year.

New benchmarking data reveal that medical device companies' compliance team budgets dropped by an average 24 percent in 2012, said Cutting Edge Information.

According to a release, pharmaceutical compliance team budgets remained relatively flat between 2010 and this year, according to a new study by the benchmarking firm.

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CSPN, Adheris Fight Medication Non-adherence

The Community Specialty Pharmacy Network and adherence-program company are working together to help improve patient adherence to medication regimens.

Adheris, an inVentiv Health company and the leading and largest provider of direct-to-patient medication adherence programs, announced today that Community Specialty Pharmacy Network, Inc. (CSPN) has joined its growing network of over 21,000 pharmacies. CSPN is the largest community specialty pharmacy network in the country, with over 220 member pharmacies servicing 49 states and over 100,000 specialty patients. This partnership brings valuable medication education and adherence programs to CSPN members.

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Pharma Packaging Needs Dose of Improvement

Packaging Digest editor Lisa Pierce speaks with Walter Berghahn, executive director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, for a glimpse into the current state of compliance packaging, and its future.

Not taking their medications as prescribed, a.k.a. non-adherence, costs Americans dearly. In July 2008, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy cited poor adherence in the U.S. as the primary cause for 125,000 deaths annually and an estimated 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions.

So how can we improve adherence?

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Pharma Packaging Needs Dose of Improvement

Packaging Digest editor Lisa Pierce speaks with Walter Berghahn, executive director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, for a glimpse into the current state of compliance packaging, and its future.

Not taking their medications as prescribed, a.k.a. non-adherence, costs Americans dearly. In July 2008, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy cited poor adherence in the U.S. as the primary cause for 125,000 deaths annually and an estimated 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions.

So how can we improve adherence?

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