Many acne patients never even fill their prescriptions

March 23, 2015 7:21 PM

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For many people suffering from acne, there is nothing they won’t try to achieve clearer skin. Surprisingly, a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology found that many patients fail to adhere to their prescriptions, with some never even filling them in the first place.

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center conducted a small study to determine primary adherence among participants. Of the 143 patients, 27 percent reported having never filled their prescriptions. Previously, the authors explain, studies have reported around a 10 percent non-adherence. Int...

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