Through its partnership with more than three dozen large pharmacy chains, Adheris sends communications sponsored by pharmaceutical companies to millions of patients. The sponsor is clearly indicated in the refill reminder letters, which also provide patients with an easy way to opt-out of receiving reminder letters.
Adheris strictly abides by all federal and state laws regarding the protection of patient privacy and has invested millions of dollars to develop technologies and processes to protect patient privacy. Since 1993, Adheris has sent hundreds of millions of communications to patients and handled billions of prescription records without ever having a known security breach.
Adheris refill reminders focus on chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and asthma where studies have shown that adherence to treatment makes a huge difference. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 133 million Americans - nearly 1 in 2 adults - live with at least one chronic illness.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans who take medications do not take them properly. Sixty-four percent of Americans who take medications report that they are not always taking their medications as prescribed, according to a national poll from last spring by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies.
Those who face the challenge of managing multiple medications are most likely to not adhere; 70 percent of individuals who take 3 or more medications do not take them properly, compared to 56 percent among those with 1 or 2 prescripti
|SOURCE inVentiv Health, Inc.|
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