The death rate from prescription drug overdose has more than tripled over the last decade. More people report misusing controlled prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine combined. Drug-drug Interactions account for almost 4% of all emergency room visits and cost the U.S. healthcare system $136 billion annually.
To protect physicians' patients and their practices.
Poor medication adherence takes the lives of over 125,000 Americans and costs the healthcare industry nearly $300 billion annually.
To satisfy legal and regulatory requirements.
It is the standard of care for patients receiving scheduled medications in their course of treatment