Generic Pill Size And Shape Could Determine Whether The Patient Will Adhere To Medication Regimen

July 14, 2014 10:33 PM

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Generic Pill Size And Shape Could Determine Whether The Patient Will Adhere To Medication Regimen

Common barriers that prevent patients from adhering to their medication regimen include cost, difficulty keeping up with dosage, confusion how and when to take it, and not feeling the medication is necessary. A recent study conducted at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) suggests that patients who have suffered a heart attack will choose to continue or discontinue their necessary post-heart attack drug regimen based on the shape and color of generic pills.

"After patients have a first heart attack, guidelines mandate treatment with an array of long-term medications and stopping these medications may ultimately increase morbidity and mortality," Dr. Aaron S. Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmac...

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