Posts Tagged ‘medication adherence’

Surprise! People Keep Taking Obesity Meds That Work

December 7, 2023 — It is mildly entertaining to watch people squirm as new obesity medicines disrupt their presumptions about obesity and its treatment. Of course, this squirming comes in many different forms. One expression of it is dismay that many people don’t keep taking obesity meds after a year. “Until compliance for these medications increases,” we’re not going […]

Surprise! Most Prescriptions for Obesity Meds Are Never Filled

August 22, 2023 — A new study of real world primary non-adherence (PNA, not filling an Rx) for obesity medicines provides documentation for something that should surprise no one. More than 90% prescriptions for obesity meds are never filled. Writing in the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy, Hong Kan and colleagues say this is unusual, especially for […]

Adherence to Medicine for Blood Pressure, Infection, and Obesity

July 17, 2023 — A recent thread in the ongoing public discourse about new, advanced obesity medicines relates to how long people should take them and how long they actually do take them. The revelation that started this is data from a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) indicating that two-thirds of patients typically stop taking them within a year. So […]