More than Half of Americans do not Take Prescription Medicines as Instructed Pointing to Growing Public Health Problem

A new omnibus survey released today by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) and Prescription Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefit management organization and a UnitedHealth Group company and recently appointed to the NCPIE Board of Directors, finds that 54 percent of Americans say they do not consistently take prescriptions as instructed even though 87 percent believe prescription medicines are important to their health pointing to a growing public health problem. Download the Key-Findings Summary and a list of practical adherence-improvement tips for consumers.