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Comment & Response
October 9, 2013

Nonadherence to Medications

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
JAMA. 2013;310(14):1505-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277299

To the Editor Dr Marcum and colleagues1 presented a comprehensive summary and novel perspectives on the topic of medication nonadherence. We agree with the authors that regarding medication nonadherence as a medical condition and paying attention to the underlying behaviors and barriers at the patient level might help to better detect and treat this common and costly problem. However, 2 important points are missing from the article.