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Experts to Assess Impacts and Policy Barriers to Improving Proper Medication Adherence
Date:7/15/2009

be opportunities to improve adherence in chronic care delivery, for example, through the medical home model. Panelists also will examine implications for other hot button issues, such as payment reform, benefit design, medical information technology, and patient-provider communication.

"The health care reform debate has intensified in recent weeks, and sometimes it becomes difficult to see exactly where the patient fits into the discussion," said Iglehart. "But you can't focus on adherence without focusing on patients. Through today's efforts, we aim to bring medication adherence into the forefront to improve America's health and America's health system."

Today's conference was funded by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, GlaxoSmithKline, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation; and convened by the listed organizations along with the National Consumers League.

About the Convening Organizations

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $50.3 billion in 2008 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $65.2 billion in 2008.

The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL, the nation's oldest consumer organization, provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consu
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