Medication Adherence

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 8:07am

HIDALGO COUNTY - Prescription medications kill 125,000 Americans every year. That's because they take the meds improperly.

Here in the valley, pharmacists say four out of ten people don't take their medication correctly.

"It can be very economical to take the medication properly to avoid other health care expenses such as hospitalizations, emergency room visits, or surgery.THose are the most expensive parts of the health care system, and so medication is the most economical dollar spent in that system," said Nario Cantu, Pharmacist.

Marking a calendar or using a pill box can help keep your medications straight and taken on time.

Pharmacists say if you have a question about your medication, don't hesitate to call and ask.

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