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More than a quarter of patients with acne reported nonadherence to treatment

March 31, 2015

Twenty-seven percent of patients with acne reported they did not fill all their prescriptions, with a higher percentage of nonadherence reported when multiple treatments were prescribed, according to data from a recently published study.

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., conducted medical record reviews to identify patients who had an acne diagnosis at a dermatology visit during the prior 3 months and were prescribed one, two, or three or more treatments. One hundred forty-three patients (mean age: 28 years) were divided based on the number of treatments they were prescribed and were asked questions in telephone interviews regarding adherence to their acne regimen; participants included 47, 48 and 48 patients in the one-, two- and three-treatment subgroups, respectively.

Sharon Levy

AAP opposes school-based drug testing due to lack of proven effectiveness

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BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

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