Servier – Medicographia


Why medication adherence is still an important health issue today

“Polypharmacy (prescription of ≥5 drugs) is now very common in older subjects. An Italian study carried out in most (94.2%) of the Italian elderly population ≥65 years old indicated that almost half (49.0%) were receiving 5 to 9 drugs and that 11.3% were receiving 10 drugs or more simultaneously. The age group that was most exposed to polypharmacy (69.1%) was that of the 75 to 84 year-olds, with 55% receiving 5 to 9 drugs and 14.1% receiving 10 drugs or more.”(…)

Medicographia n°133

Improving medication adherence in cardiometabolic disease