Merck, CVS Caremark, PhRMA And Others Band Together To Promote Medication Adherence

Getting patients to take their medications as prescribed is an intractable problem costing the U.S. $290 billion a year according to a 2009 report by the New England Healthcare Institute. Chronic disease patients, who account for the majority of health care costs, risk complications and hospitalization—one out of three, when they skip their drugs or fail to take them properly.

Source: Forbes, 5/3/2013