Can't Take Won't Take

The NHS spends millions of pounds every year on medicines that people don't take.

While practical reasons are part of the problem, it is our beliefs about medicine that really determine whether we take the tablets.

Vivienne Parry gets to the heart of our relationship with medicines, examining the issues and beliefs - from the quirky and practical, to the profound - that lie behind people's refusal to take medicines as directed.

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The NHS spends millions of pounds every year on medicines that people don't take.

While practical reasons are part of the problem, it is our beliefs about medicine that really determine whether we take the tablets.

Vivienne Parry gets to the heart of our relationship with medicines, examining the issues and beliefs - from the quirky and practical, to the profound - that lie behind people's refusal to take medicines as directed.