Study: Medication nonadherence is more common among blacks

12/21/2009 | Yahoo!

A study of 100 black and 100 white patients ages 60 and older found black patients used fewer medications and were more likely to be noncompliant, as well as more likely to have inadequate health literacy skills and more trouble affording their drugs, compared with white patients. However, researchers said that medication problems, particularly nonadherence, were prevalent in both groups.

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