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Subscription for Your Prescriptions: Medication Adherence

By: Kathryn Stark, Pharm.D.

There are so many things in this world to occupy our precious and valuable time these days and spending time waiting at the pharmacy with countless trips to pickup medications shouldn’t be one of them. Many Americans, on average, are taking more than 3 prescription medications for chronic diseases or illnesses such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, and/or diabetes.

When patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease do not take medication as directed, the repercussions can be severe. For instance, not keeping blood pressure in check can lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. “Missed or skipped doses of medication cause 125,000 deaths every year and account for 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions.”

I could come up with a million reasons patients forget to take there medications but not having their medications due to forgetting to refill their prescriptions shouldn’t be one of them.

Here is where your pharmacist and Collier Drug Stores can help you!

There is a simple solution for this spiraling problem: medication synchronization aka medication adherence. When you sync your monthly maintenance medications and condense your trips to the pharmacy into one efficient stop you not only save time and money you also are more inclined to adhere to taking your medications consistently and without missed doses due to lack of available medication. Simply put: a subscription for your prescription medications.

In this day and age subscriptions are the best and easiest ways to add convenience to your life from delivering fun dog toys and treats to designer clothes or face wash right to your front door. Why shouldn’t your healthcare be this easy? Well now it can be and at no additional cost to you!

What’s the catch?

There isn’t one! This is a completely free service that we are happy to provide to you. Let us take the hassle and stress out of your life when it comes to managing your prescriptions. Not only do we auto-fill your prescriptions every month without prompting, we also notify your doctor 5 days ahead of your adherence date to ensure you are completely taken care of and in case we need to obtain refills from their office. By syncing up all your medications you benefit in more ways than one!

  • You lower your risk of potential drug-drug interactions and duplications that might otherwise have been missed by filling at different times
  • You develop a greater relationship with your pharmacist who personally checks in on you every month and covers any concerns or ailments you might have
  • Your pharmacy bill has now become a more predictable onetime payment than random amounts split throughout the month
  • You become a healthier individual
  • You save time so you can spend it doing the things you love

If you are ready to add ease and convenience to your life we are more than willing and able to help you do so. Contact us today to set up your subscription of prescription medications and leave the worry and hassle to us!

Sources:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/ConsumerHealthCare/Medication-Adherence—Taking-Your-Meds-as-Directed_UCM_453329_Article.jsp#.V0o0tKslT3E

http://www.aphafoundation.org/align-my-refills