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Electronic technology can improve patient adherence to chronic medications

Electronic reminders, without personal contact between the healthcare provider and patient, can improve patient adherence to chronic medications, at least in the short term, according to a recently published review. “Indian physicians and health consumers are both optimistic of using mHealth to bring down costs and increase access to healthcare… 

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients who stop statin therapy have higher risk of death

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who discontinue their statin therapy increase their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes, according to the findings of a population-based study. Patients with RA should therefore be advised of the importance of compliance to their statin therapy, the study authors advised. The… 

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