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July 8th, 2010

A severe but underappreciated American drug problem (sometimes deadly and often expensive) is patients' failure to take prescribed medications " even to save their own lives (such as with anti-coagula...

A severe but underappreciated American drug problem (sometimes deadly and often expensive) is patients' failure to take prescribed medications " even to save their own lives (such as with anti-coagulants or cholesterol-regulating statins). In recent pilot programs, according to a June New York Times report, compliance rates have been significantly improved " by giving patients money ($50 to $100 a month, sometimes more) if they remember to take their drugs. Data show that, indeed, such compliance subsidies reduce society's overall health care costs by preventing expensive hospital admissions. Beyond health care costs is the social benefit when violent schizophrenics take their meds and refrain from attacking people.
 
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