Managing your medications
Taking medication correctly is so important that there are many programs to encourage us all to stick to our prescriptions.
Script Your Future is a national one with lots of great info. Follow this link to Take the pledge!
Consumer Reports did an entire project on getting good value from your medications, with several guides that may be of interest. That site is here.
In Alaska, a patient group at the Alaska Native Medical Center helped improve heart clinic patients’ rate of taking medication correctly by 50 percent. Read about their story here: Path of the Raven (Pgs. 1 & 3). The group holds open meetings in Anchorage twice a month.
To get an idea of how consistently you're taking your medication correctly, and some reminder and tracking suggestions, see Chapter 3 of the Med Ed class.
Use this link to send an email to: AKMedEd@alaska.gov