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It’s in a drop of blood – or is it?
Introduction: Over 355 million prescriptions were dispensed for heart diseases in the UK in 2013. Half of these, costing the NHS £2.3 billion, were wasted because patients did not take their medicines as prescribed . ...
Adherence to cardiovascular pharmacotherapy assessed by quantitative LC-HRMS analysis of dried blood spots
Up to ~50% of patients prescribed cardiovascular (CVD) drugs do not adhere to their prescribed regimen. Non-adherence impacts on patient health and healthcare system costs. Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling was used to collect ...