Did you know there’s a way to save $300 billion in unnecessary medical costs each year? And that this solution could save tens of thousands of lives annually, maybe even yours?
Taking medications as prescribed (also called “medication adherence”) is one of the most effective ways to fight chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Yet countless Americans don’t follow their treatment plans, resulting in declining health, preventable deaths and billions in wasted health care resources.
There are many reasons people aren’t adherent to their medications – some face financial barriers, while others are troubled by their medication’s side effects. Still others may not understand how (or why) to take their medication.
Countless Americans don’t take their medications as prescribed, impacting thousands of lives and driving billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. CVS Health is creating solutions that can help.