Newspaper/Magazine Article

Why do people stop taking their meds? Cost is just one reason.

Viswanathan M, Golin CE, Jones CD, et al. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013;157.

Medication regimen nonadherence can result in patient harm. This news article reports the results of a national poll, which found that a substantial number of patients under the age of 35 do not take their medication as directed. Patients who stopped taking medications without consulting their doctors cited various reasons, including forgetfulness, feeling better, and belief the medication did not work .