adherence and compliance

January 14, 2016

Who Isn’t Taking Their Cancer Medication?

Just a few years ago, a physician knew immediately if a patient didn’t follow the prescribed cancer treatment, because the treatment was likely given intravenously at […]
January 14, 2016

Coping with ‘Financial Toxicity’

Multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the bone marrow, will be diagnosed in an estimated 27,000 Americans this year. Advances in research are expanding treatment […]
January 14, 2016

When Price Stands in the Way

Medication non-adherence can be traced back to numerous causes. For some patients, the side effects of a given medication become too burdensome. Sometimes it is simple […]
October 13, 2015

Do Tests Lie?

Imagine the joy of finally being cured of the life-threatening disease of hepatitis C. Now, imagine that after settling back into “normal” life for the next […]
October 13, 2015

Compliance in the Long Haul

Treating cancer is not always about a cure, sometimes it is more realistic to aim for controlling it long term as a chronic condition, which is […]
October 13, 2015

What if a Pill Doesn’t Make it Easier?

At first glance, it would seem like a slam-dunk idea: improve patient medication adherence by switching from an injectable medication to an oral one. An easy-to-swallow […]
October 13, 2015

Staying with the Patient

Medication adherence issues account for a significant portion of avoidable health care costs each year, through drug waste, treatment failure, and medical complications. Identifying ways to […]