May noted in addition that patients' drug costs could be reduced if they are prescribed a single pill containing several different generic medications.
"The simplification of the delivery of care we provide to our patients is a significant part of the improvement we can gain by this type of strategy," May said. "Oftentimes we become enamored with the idea of how much improvement we get with this or that medication, on top of the other drugs a patient has been prescribed. The short answer is, if they don't take it, you don't get any improvement."
For more on cardiac medication, visit the American Heart Association.
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