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Statin non-adherence and residual cardiovascular risk: There is need for substantial improvement

Although statin therapy has proven to be the cornerstone for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), there are many patients for whom long-term therapy remains suboptimal. The aims of this article are to review the current complex issues associated with statin use and to explore when novel treatment approaches should be considered. Statin discontinuation […]

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Interventions for enhancing medication adherence

Ways to help people follow prescribed medicines Background Patients who are prescribed medicines take only about half of their doses and many stop treatment entirely. Assisting patients to adhere better to medicines could improve their health, and many studies have tested ways to achieve this. Question We updated our review from 2007 to answer the […]

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Economic impact of medication non-adherence by disease groups: a systematic review

Objective To determine the economic impact of medication non-adherence across multiple disease groups. Evidence review A comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed and Scopus in September 2017. Studies quantifying the cost of medication non-adherence in relation to economic impact were included. Relevant information was extracted and quality assessed using the Drummond checklist. Results Seventy-nine […]