Talk Before You Take When Dealing With Medicine

NewsUSA Experts say communication is key when dealing with prescription medicine. Research has shown that a gap in communication between health care providers (HCPs) and patients about the potential risks of prescription medicines can result in adverse drug events. Increasing communication about prescriptions can help ensure that patients avoid such events, improve adherence to their medicine regimen(s) and live healthier lives. The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) launched a campaign earlier this year called “Talk Before You Take" aiming to spark this necessary patient/HCP engagement and encourage more conversations between patients and HCPs.
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