Features December 2003 Issue

Minding Your Meds

The challenge is knowing what you’re taking, why, and when.

How closely are you following your arthritis treatment regimen? Are you taking your medications exactly as prescribed? If not, how do you expect to manage the aches, pains, swelling, and other symptoms that torment you day and night?

“If you want to get better and stay better,” says Michael P. Wascovich, R.Ph., “you’ve got to do what the people in the white coats—the doctors and pharmacists—tell you to do. It’s as simple as that. Treating most…

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