Why your medications matter

Taking your medication as prescribed is one of the essential components of managing most chronic conditions. Unfortunately many people do not take their medications correctly:

  • More than 50% of people with chronic disease do not take their medication as prescribed.
  • 25% of people do not get their prescription or take less medication than is prescribed.
  • 30% of people stop taking a medication before they are scheduled to.
  • 69% of medication-related hospitalizations are due to non-adherence (not taking medication as prescribed).