Digital Health Devices and Apps

June 13, 2018

Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD discusses the use of smartphone applications to improve medication adherence

Smartphone app helps only slightly with medication adherence

April 17, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, shares a strategy to improving the effectiveness of smartphone apps on medication adherence and blood pressure control.

Drug-Reminder App Didn't Help Blood Pressure Control in Study

April 16, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, shares results from the recently published MedISAFE-BP randomized clinical trial.

How The Tylenol Murders Fundamentally Changed The Way We All Take Medicine

January 04, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, talks about how the Tylenol murders changed the way medicine is distributed to patients and about how half of all patients don't take their medicines correctly.

People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

December 11, 2017

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, reflects on results from a randomized controlled trial, REMIND, and barriers to medication adherence.

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

August 22, 2017

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on 'smart' pill bottles to address patient barriers to medication adherence.

Doctors need to know if patients are skipping pills

May 11, 2016

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on a new study, which found that many doctors do not have a good way to monitor whether patients are skipping medication doses.

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There are challenges when translating research to practice

April 01, 2016

Implementation Research Fellow, Kyle Morawski, MD, co-authors editorial on translating research into practice.

Startups offer ways to get patients to take meds

October 16, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD describes barriers to taking medications.

New CVS Health research pinpoints tendency toward non-adherence

September 21, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, explains results of a study with CVS Health that patients' initial patterns of medication fills can accurately predict future medication adherence behavior.

Hepatitis C drugs are cost effective, but affordability is another matter

March 17, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on the tradeoff between long-term success of Hepatitis drugs and the short-term cost implications.

Managing your medications: the risks rise with age

May 21, 2014

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, reflects on the absence of data on medication effectiveness for people over the age of 65.

Eliminating medication copayments improves adherence and reduces adverse cardiovascular events in nonwhite patients

May 05, 2014

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, explains the results of the Post-Myocardial Infarction Free Rx Event and Economic Evaluation (MI FREEE) trial.

Access to good food as preventive medicine

April 07, 2014

Results from the study on food insecurity and cost-related medication underuse are highlighted.

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