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Study urges action to get patients to follow prescriptions

Boston Globe, August 14, 2009
Patients who do not take their medications as prescribed pay a price in poorer health, more frequent hospitalizations, and a higher risk of death. Collectively, they also incur up to $290 billion annually in increased medical costs, according to a Boston-based health policy group that urges making the issue part of the national debate on overhauling healthcare.