Half of American’s don’t take their medications as prescribed.
More than 1 in 5 new prescriptions go unfilled, or are “reshelved” at the pharmacy.
It is estimated that 125,000 Americans die annually due to poor medication compliance.
Patient’s who don’t take their medications as prescribed have a 17% increased Emergency Department use and 10% increased hospital admission rate.
The estimated cost savings that could result if patients took medications as prescribed is estimated to be $290 Billion a year, or 13% of our health care spending.