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Part D and Low-Income Beneficiaries Not Taking Blood Pressure Meds as Prescribed

Provider Medical Team

Almost five million Medicare prescription drug enrollees aren’t taking their blood pressure (BP) medication as directed, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers examined 18.5 Medicare Part D enrollees in 2014, discovering that 26 percent either missed their BP medication or stopped taking them altogether. The highest non-adherence rates were identified in the Southern US.