Do you take your medicine as prescribed? Five out of 10 people don’t. Do you know you are putting your health at risk if you don’t?

People don’t take their medicine as prescribed for various reasons. Perhaps you don’t understand the directions, you forget or have several medications with different regimens. The medicine doesn’t seem to be working or you don’t like a side effect. Maybe you can’t afford to fill the prescription or you take less to make the prescription last longer.

Taking your medicine as prescribed is important for controlling chronic conditions, treating temporary conditions, and overall long-term health and well-being.

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