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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It frequently results in something we call prescription abandonment, [which is] a very common and significant problem.
Second, the study validates previous findings that patient copay is highly associated with prescription abandonment rates [4], or the percent of prescriptions not picked up at the pharmacy.
A study reported in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (Oleason et al., 2009) indicated that OOP expenses greater than $200 for MS medication were associated with increased prescription abandonment; in other words, patients simply stopped having their prescriptions filled.