Treatment Nonadherence Common in Asthma Patients

Only 8% to 13% of asthma patients refilled inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions after 12 months, according to a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. A second study found that young, black adults are particularly likely to not follow asthma treatment plans due to age and poor communication. Many respondents noted they felt uncomfortable taking medications in public.