With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.
Reporting their results July 8 in Cancer Cell, researchers say their successful laboratory tests in human MDS cells and mouse models of MDS provide a molecular target for designing new drugs to battle a syndrome with few effective treatments.
Amid mounting evidence of the negative clinical and economic consequences of medication nonadherence, research featured on the cover of this month’s Health Affairs breaks new ground by urging innovative approaches to improve medication adherence and to “achieve a higher-performing health system.”
Sandoz has started a late-stage clinical trial of a biosimilar version of a drug used to treat autoimmune disorders, hoping the results will support its efforts to win regulatory approval in the United States and Europe.
More than half of Americans suffer from motion sickness, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Prestige Brands' Dramamine, with as many as 60% indicating that they most often suffer while riding as a passenger in a car.
The U.S. healthcare system could avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs if medication adherence rates improved, according to the CVS Caremark "2013 State of the States: Adherence Report" released today.
A recent survey of U.S. women conducted by Harris Interactive for Feosol Iron Supplements found that over the past 12 months, nearly a quarter of women in the United States experienced unexplained fatigue, and many of those have indicated that it negatively affected their lives in a variety of ways.
In women who have Type 2 diabetes and show signs of depression, vitamin D supplements significantly lowered blood pressure and improved their moods, according to a pilot study at Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing released Tuesday.
RetailMeNot.com, a U.S. digital coupon website, announced the results of a mobile commerce survey reviewing consumers' current mobile commerce behaviors. The results were presented at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on June 7.