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Do we take our medications properly?

Unfortunately many people do not take their medications correctly. Some interesting statistics include the following:

  • More than 50% of people do not take their medication as prescribed.
  • 20% of people take less medication than prescribed by their doctor.
  • 12% of people do not take any medication at all, even after purchasing the medication.
  • 12% of people do not get their prescription filled at all (for some health conditions, this figure reaches as high as 50%).
  • 30% of people stop taking a medication before they are scheduled to.

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