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January 15th, 2010
Mail-Order and Online Drugs Help Patients Maintain Medicine Regimen

Buying prescription drugs from an online pharmacy or a mail-order drug store makes it much easier for people to follow their medication regimens, new research suggests.

Researchers have analyzed medication refill information recorded from 2006 and 2007 from 13,922 patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Maintaining a regimen was defined as having the prescribed drugs readily available at least 80% of the time.

Patients who bought their medication by mail or online were more likely to take the drugs as prescribed in comparison to patients who simply bought their medication at a local pharmacy. The study found that online purchases maintained dosage level 84.7% while people with local pharmacy purchases only maintained 76.9% of the time. These results were the same for patients using prescription drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

The study also found that 24% of white people used mail-order pharmacies more than two-thirds of the time. This is comparable to 8% of Asian/Pacific Islanders, 5% of Hispanics and 4% of black people and 8% of mixed race patients. Researchers found that the main incentives for using online and mail-order pharmacies were financial and distance (for patients too far from an actual pharmacy).

Lead Researcher Dr. O. Kenrik Duru, assistant professor in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles sums up the results by saying that “our findings indicate that mail-order pharmacies streamline the medication acquisition process, which is associated with better medication adherence.”

The study can be found in the American Journal of Managed Care. For more information about purchasing prescription drugs online, visit www.orderonlinedrugs.com


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