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HORAN recently interviewed Amy Mechley, MD, with Integrative Family Care in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss her thoughts on the impact of prescription drug adherence. According to a recent HORANalytics® analysis, increasing prescription drug adherence by 10% on hypertension and diabetes medications lowers associated medical costs by 2%. The analysis also showed a 10-15% increase in adherence by offering hypertension and diabetes drugs at no cost to the employee. Dr. Mechley shared her viewpoint as a family physician on the importance of prescription adherence as well as steps employers can take to encourage their employees to fill and take their medications as directed.