Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Non-adherent Epileptics 3x More Likely To Die

This is an article from MedPage that really speaks to the importance of medication adherence.

Here is just the first paragraph or so:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 18 -- Faithfully taking epilepsy medication may be a matter of survival, according to findings of a large observational study.

Patients in three state Medicaid databases who took prescribed epilepsy medication less than 80% of the time were three times more likely to die than those who took their medication regularly over the course of a three-month period, found Edward Faught, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues

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