Article by CVS Health
While adhering to medicines as prescribed can lower costs and help improve patient outcomes, the process can be burdensome for many patients. Today, half of Americans now regularly take a prescription medication. And many of these individuals are living with complex or chronic conditions that require them to take multiple medications simultaneously with different dosing schedules, instructions, and potential side effects.
What’s more, nearly one-third of people have stopped taking a prescription drug at some time without telling their health care provider, and about half of medications for chronic disease aren’t taken as directed. These numbers reinforce the importance of providing personalized solutions that help patients conveniently manage their medicines. That’s why CVS Health is committed to making it easier for patients to manage their medications through individualized counsel at the pharmacy counter or support through our digital pharmacy and telehealth tools.
Trusted Medication Guidance in 10,000 Communities
Research shows that the pharmacy is by far the most accessible care location. For individuals living with one or more chronic conditions, it is particularly important to have access to medication guidance and support from experts, like pharmacists, as these patients often juggle multiple medications and complex monitoring schedules. Our 30,000 pharmacists are trustworthy counselors to patients in communities.