BURLINGTON, Mass. — Publix has partnered with Adheris, an inVentiv Health company, to provide medication education and adherence programs to Publix pharmacy customers.
"As a neighborhood pharmacy, we are uniquely positioned to provide information on health and wellness to our customers," Publix director of media and community relations Maria Brous said. "As part of the patient-pharmacist relationship, we also want our customers to remain compliant with their medications to promote the benefits of healthy living. Our partnership with Adheris reinforces our commitment to overall customer service and education."
According to the New England Healthcare Institute, medication nonadherence costs the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $290 billion annually.
Publix currently operates more than 1,000 supermarkets and 800 pharmacies.