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Overcoming obstacles on the path to prescription medication adherence

When it comes to managing a chronic health condition, taking your medication as directed seems like a simple no-brainer. With this idea in mind, many of us find the poor national adherence rate shocking—three out of four, or 75 percent, of Americans are non-adherent, resulting in an estimated 125,000 deaths and up to $300 billion dollars in healthcare costs each year.

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Take the pledge. Take your meds

Take the pledge. Take your meds.Are you one of the three out of four Americans who sometimes fails to take your prescription medicines as directed? If so, you are putting your health at risk! NCL is launching a new national multi-stakeholder campaign to encourage conversations between health care professionals and patients and get consumers to take the pledge to take their meds!

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New changes for 2011 in health care

What's new with the Affordable Care Act for 2011?More than 20 new provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect with the new year. Which ones will affect you and your family, and which ones will not come to be until 2014? Get to know the Affordable Care Act.

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