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Medicine regime adherence ‘a major UK problem’

26th March 2008

Patient adherence to medicine regimes is a “major problem” within Britain, it has been claimed.

Drugs firm AstraZeneca made its assertion as it launched the new Making the Most of your Medicines programme which plans to help community pharmacists encourage their patients to use their medicines as prescribed.

The project will urge community pharmacists to conduct short interviews with their patients in order to resolve queries and concerns.

AstraZeneca stated that this could help with medicine regime adherence as well as improve patient outcomes.

Dr Alan McDougall, acting medical and regulatory affairs director, commented that pharmacists have a “unique position” from which to improve patient care.

“We recognise the enormous challenges that community pharmacists face and are keen to partner more closely to help meet these challenges and create a long-term sustainable approach to delivering patient support,” he added.

AstraZeneca is an international pharmaceutical firm.

It recently announced collaboration with Silence Therapeutics to help develop new treatments for delivering short interfering ribonucleic acid molecules, which the companies believe could help treat a variety of diseases.

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