Study says 24% of New Prescriptions are Never Filled.
Twenty four percent of patients given a new medication by their doctor did not fill the prescription, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark and published this week in the American Journal of Medicine.
The recent report endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General sites the comprehensive systematic review of 298 research studies confirming that a clinical pharmacist directed disease management program return on investment is between 5.5 and 16.7 greater than cost. The overall average based on two decades of data was $10.7 per $1 of allocated cost.