Washington Business Journal: The Simple Way MedStar Just Found To Get Patients To Keep Up With Their Meds

By: Tina Reed, Washington Business Journal, May 8, 2017

Anyone who has suffered through a chronic illness or cared for a loved one who needs at least a half dozen medications a day knows how complicated the drug regimen can get.

Pills for the morning. More pills at midday, some perhaps some on an empty stomach, others after eating some food, and a few more before bed. Studies show the potential confusion — and the lack of adherence to the regimen — costs the health care industry millions of dollars every year.

But a partnership of MedStar Health and CVS Health may have found a simple solution. The secret to getting it right: Have the pharmacy pre-package and label patients' medications in multi-dose pouches. Read more here.