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Most Americans — 75%! — don't take their medicine correctly,
which means unnecessary hospital visits and health care bills.

This site has tips on taking medicine correctly to help you avoid health problems.

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Alaska Success Stories

Alaskans share stories of how they improved their medication habits.

Video clip-Asking question is good medicine.Video clip-Did I take my medication this morning? 

Video clip-Got pills? Lots! Tips for dealing with complicated medication schedules.Video clip-Medication can help keep you active.

1. Dispensers are indispensible: You’ll be able to see whether you’ve taken your medication for the day, so you don’t miss a med or accidentally take it twice.

2. Ask questions: By asking what each medication was for, Sidney Smith whittled 13 prescriptions down to four.

3. Plan ahead: This retired music teacher fills out six weeks of dispensers at a time, so he can see when he’s going to run out of a medication. Then he has plenty of time to order a refill.

4. Financial help is available: Nancy Jamieson loves being active, but pain was slowing her down. She found a medication that helped, but it was very expensive. Fortunately, programs can help cover prescription costs. (And generics are safe and effective. Ask if one is an option for you!)

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