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What Happens When Patients Refuse To Take Medication?


“Whether it’s baby aspirin or a complicated regimen of pills that need to be taken at precise times of day, one obstacle that doctors encounter is a patient that just won’t do it. Won’t take the medicine, even after the risks of not doing so have been laid out before them. Dr. Albert Fuchs is in primary care in Beverly Hills, California. He recently wrote an essay online about how doctors can and should deal with that situation. He spoke with Sound Medicine’s Jill Ditmire,” says host Barbara Lewis.