When it comes to your medicine, how carefully do you follow instructions?
Governor Robert Bentley, a physician himself, helped launch a national campaign called Script Your Future. The goal is to educate consumers on the importance of taking medication as directed. Nearly three out of four Americans admit they don't always take their medication as directed.
Non-adherence is responsible for more than one third of medicine-related hospitalizations and nearly 125,000 deaths in the United States each year. "We want the people in Alabama to be healthy. It certainly lowers the cost of healthcare, and we want them to live longer," Bentley said. "You do that by taking your medications and doing it regularly and doing it right," he added.
Through the Script Your Future program, you can sign up for free text messages and management sheets, reminding you to take your medications. There is a link with more information in the "As Seen on TV Section," which is on the home page.
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