This call took place Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
The treatment of chronic disease is a major driver of rising health care costs in America. With over half of all Americans suffering from at least one chronic disease, medications are a routine and effective course of treatment. Despite medicine's value and ability to improve patient outcomes and lower health care costs, many chronically ill patients do not take their medications as prescribed.
How do Americans score when it comes to taking their prescription medications? Do they earn a passing grade? Find out as the National Community Pharmacists Association hosts a special online briefing to look at the state of the nation's medication-taking behavior. Join us as nationally renowned public opinion firm Langer Research Associates shares the results of new consumer research and unveils the first National Report Card on Adherence. Hear from the National Alliance for Caregiving about how this issue affects caregivers and their care recipients. Plus, hear as NCPA offers the community pharmacist's perspective on the survey findings, along with specific recommendations for patients, policymakers, and other stakeholders, including plan sponsors, on how to tackle this $290 billion health care crisis.
A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers' remarks.
Join us for the online event, and be sure to follow @commpharmacy on Twitter and join the conversation at #adherencereport
- Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA [bio]
CEO, National Community Pharmacists Association
- Gary Langer [bio]
President, Langer Research Associates
- Paul DelPonte [bio]
Director of Programs, Operations, Development, National Alliance for Caregiving
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