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Patients starting medication for high blood pressure can benefit from telephone contact with their pharmacists. That is the conclusion reached by Marcel Kooij, Doctoral Candidate at Utrecht University’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.  Patients who received telephone calls from pharmacists were less likely to stop taking their medication than those who were not called. “It is time that pharmacists accept the challenge and to expand their role in supporting and mentoring patients”, according to Kooij. He will defend his dissertation on medication adherence on 9 September.

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