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Comment & Response
October 2015

Primary Nonadherence in Acne Treatment: The Importance of Cost Consciousness

Author Affiliations
  • 1Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(10):1144-1145. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1743

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Anderson and colleagues1 that described primary nonadherence to acne treatment regimens when multiple medications were prescribed. Since patients in this study did not obtain all medications prescribed to them by their dermatologists, the conclusion was that acne treatment may not be completed if more than 1 prescription is given.