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<p>If a patient fears he or she will get robbed leaving the pharmacy, he or she is less likely to buy the medication. The patient may be homeless, or simply cannot afford the medication. He or she may struggle with literacy and reading the prescription information. The patient may be depressed, or may not believe the medication will help. These all are realities for patients, especially those living in inner cities. The result is medication nonadherence, which can pose serious consequences for a patient&rsquo;s health &mdash; and lead to billions of dollars in excess healthcare costs in the U.S. annually.</p>

Ensure Adherence by Addressing Patients’ Social Needs