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The New York Times‘ Health section recently posted an article about research on how patients deal with complex medication regimens, which it turns out are not at all easy for the vast majority to manage effectively.

One recommendation that’s come out of this is the patient-centered label based on a a universal medication schedule:

“Instead of asking patients to decipher perplexing labels (some still use Latin abbreviations, like TID for three times a day), labels would set out four standard times — morning, noon, evening, bedtime — for taking drugs.”

There’s a clear role both for pharmacists here and for technology the promotes patient education and adherence.

Read the article on the NYTimes website…