“DRUGS DO NOT WORK IN PATIENTS WHO DO NOT TAKE THEM” (Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop) –The Challenge of Non-Adherence.

The last DOCTOR post was about overmedication with prescription drugs and how to talk to your doctor about “DESCRIBING”. “Describing” is tapering off of drugs no longer needed. * This post is about a related problem, the non-adherence to prescription drugs and the often severe and adverse consequences of non-compliance. Non-Adherence refers to those who:

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LET’S MAKE AMERICA ALTRUISTIC AGAIN! National Volunteer Week – April 21-29.

As our economy takes off, there are still many left behind or in need of a helping hand – including veterans with disabilities, those with behavioral health and addiction challenges, the undocumented without access to health services, refugees seeking a new start, and many, many more. Not-for-profit health and social service agencies are often the

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