Doctor’s Orders: Stay True to Your Prescription

Doctor’s Orders: Stay True to Your Prescription

Your medications work if you take them properly. Adhere to your drug regimen with the help of your physician and pharmacist.

Your medicine cabinet is a mosaic of pills in all shapes, sizes and colors. But it’s not unique. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that at least 90 percent of Americans age 60 and older take one or more prescription drugs, and more than a third regularly take at least five of them.

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