Updated: Aug 20, 2020
Where did my patients go?
A recent article (link below) provides meta-analysis that demonstrates that nearly 20% of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients do not adhere to their daily oral disease-modifying drugs (DMD‘s). The information also indicates that 1 in 4 patients discontinue their DMDs before 1 year. For the sake of discussion, I am going to assume that this issue isn’t exclusive to DMDs but applies broadly to specialty medications.
Add this drop off to the issue I have referenced in previous posts that 20 – 50% of patients on specialty medications never fill their first prescription