prescription abandonment


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prescription abandonment

Leaving a prescription at a pharmacy, rather than purchasing it because of an oversight, the cost of the drug, or a concern about its potential side effects.
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The prescription abandonment study is part of the CVS Caremark research effort aimed at better understanding how consumers interact with their pharmacy so that they stay adherent to their medications.
commercial plan claims for 2008, Wolters Kluwer Health found that prescription abandonment increased by 34 percent nationally compared to 2006 jumping from an average of 5.
Spiers suggests that the economic downturn is going to further drive this demand and further spur prescription abandonment.