Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Even pharmacy students have trouble taking their meds

What happens when you give 72 second-year pharmacy students Starburst JellyBeans to take with varying administration schedules to simulate the medication regimen many patients partake in every day?

You can read about the experiment over at Jerry Fahrni's blog. The results speak volumes:


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When even pharmacy students have trouble adhering to a "once daily" regimen, it's not hard to see why it's important for us to have more than a little empathy for those managing complex medication regimens.

Access the article over at the AJPE.