By Zipporah-Darvi Redding, A.S., RPhT, CPhT
Medication Adherence is defined by a patient taking their medications as prescribed or continuing to take their medications. Medication taking is behavioral and addressing patients that are non-adherent by providing support and resources can help lead to better outcomes.
The 13th Surgeon General of United States, C. Everett Koop M.D, said it best. “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”
As health care professionals, pharmacy technicians can assist patients with improving their adherence by encouraging them to speak with their provider and pharmacist about their health and medication concerns as well as utilizing the 5 strategies listed below: