To the Editor: The analysis of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey by Dr Madden and colleagues1 reported an overall decrease in cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) following implementation of Medicare prescription drug plans. The authors stated that it is crucial to identify specific qualities of Medicare prescription drug plans that contributed to decreases in CRN.
Guirguis AB, Zingone MM. Medication Therapy Management and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence. JAMA. 2008;300(10):1130-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.300.10.1130-a