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While visiting your local pharmacy, we also encourage you to talk to the pharmacist to ensure that you are taking your medications correctly, which includes taking your medicine as directed.

A survey released by NCPA found that an astounding three-quarter of adults do not always take their prescription medicine as directed.

Many forget to take a medication, take less than the prescribed dosage, or stop taking it before the supply runs out.  Experts estimate that this patient non-adherence costs the United States nearly $100 billion per year in extra medical costs, including hospital visits, doctor visits, lab tests, and nursing home admissions.

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