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Poor medication adherence in clinical trials: consequences and solutions

  • In: Short Communications D1 on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:15-12:30
  • At: Stockholm (Sweden) (2017)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: VRIJENS, Bernard (WestRock Healthcare & University of Liège, Belgium, Healthcare, Vise, Belgium)
  • Co-author(s): Alasdair Breckenridge : Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Jeffrey K Aronson: Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Terrence F Blaschke: Dept of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, United States
    Dan Hartman : Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, United States
    Carl Peck: Dept of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, United States
    Bernard Vrijens: Healthcare, WestRock , Vise, Belgium;Biostatistics, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Abstract:


    The crucial importance of patient adherence to medication was captured by the former US Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop when he said “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them”. Patient adherence, defined as how drugs are taken as prescribed, involves three actions by the patient: initiation of therapy, implementation of the


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