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Prescription Abandonment: Another Path to Medication Nonadherence

Michael D. Murray, PharmD, MPH; and Jeff Harrison, PhD
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From Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, and University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Ms. Lisa Marchino for assistance with this editorial.

Grant Support: Dr. Harrison is the recipient of a New Zealand Fulbright Senior Scholar Award.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M10-2262.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael D. Murray, PharmD, MPH, Regenstrief Center for Health Care Improvement and Research, 1050 Wishard Boulevard, RG5, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Murray: Regenstrief Center for Health Care Improvement and Research, 1050 Wishard Boulevard, RG5, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Dr. Harrison: School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(10):680-681. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-10-201011160-00014
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In this issue, Shrank and colleagues examine abandonment of prescriptions and identify modifiable factors associated with abandonment. The editorialists discuss the article's findings, including strategies to reduce prescription abandonment.

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