For pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers, non-adherence to medication is a significant concern.
In the US, research has shown non-adherence is a risk factor in approximately 125,000 deaths each year. In addition, hospitalisation costs due to medication non-adherence can reach an estimated $13.35 billion annually.
Many factors of medication influence adherence, including bitter tastes, lack of convenience, and dosing frequency. Together, these factors can affect treatment outcomes from inadequate results to potentially more serious consequences.
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