Over 25 Percent Of Acne Patients Do Not Adhere To Prescribed Medication

March 20, 2015 6:03 PM

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Over 25 Percent Of Acne Patients Do Not Adhere To Prescribed Medication

Thanks to a variety of acne treatments on today’s market, virtually every case of this common skin condition can be controlled no matter how severe it is. The thing about medication is you have to actually use it to reap its benefits. A recent survey conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has revealed that more than 25 percent of acne patients do not adhere to medication that is either prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter.

"Non-adherence is a pervasive problem in all of medicine, particularly when treating chronic conditions such as acne," Dr. Steven R. Feldman, lead researcher and professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist, said in a statement. "A previous study reported a 10 percent primary non-adherence rate f...

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