Medication non-compliance: When hard science meets soft science

  title={Medication non-compliance: When hard science meets soft science},
  author={Gerhard Levy},
Abstract Drug dosage regimen design is a rational process based on a drug's pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a specific patient setting and refined by feedback information. This process can be severely affected by medication non-compliance, particularly if the prescriber is unaware of the patient's failure to take medications as directed. Non-compliance takes many forms, including omission or addition of one or more doses, deviation from the prescribed timing of drug administration, and… CONTINUE READING