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People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug
Date:1/2/2013

ally, pharmacists should make a point to tell patients about the change in color and shape when they change generic suppliers," he added.

Many factors affect whether patients take their medications, but allowing or requiring brand-name and generic pills to look the same may be a simple way to improve medication adherence, the researchers suggested.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about medication adherence.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Brigham and Women's Hospital, news release, Dec. 31, 2012


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