Medication Adherence in America – a National Report Card

Americans with chronic medical conditions earn a troubling C+ grade in the first National Report Card on Adherence from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)—a weak score particularly given the risks and costs of failing to take prescription medications as directed.

Non-adherence can threaten patients’ health individually as well as add vast costs to the health care system—an estimated $290 billion annually.