Drug Adherence Enhancement: Novel Approaches to Drive Future Growth

It has been estimated that, of the ~4 billion annual prescriptions filled by the retailers in the US,  approximately 50% are not taken by patients in accordance to physicians’ instructions.  According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), failure to comply to prescribed treatment regimens has been identified as the cause of 125,000 premature deaths, up to 69% of all rehospitalizations, and results in approximately USD 100-300 billion worth of avoidable annual healthcare spending. Studies have demonstrated that every one percent improvement in medication adherence can help the US healthcare industry save up to USD 2 billion, resulting in an increase in pharmaceutical revenues by ~USD 4 billion.


Opinions expressed by eminent industry personnel acknowledge the potential of novel technologies, such as smart / connected devices, in improving drug adherence


Presently, over 130 smart products, designed to promote medication adherence in diverse patient groups, are currently available / under development


Case Study: Over the years, stakeholders have gradually adopted a variety of modern technological advancements to improve adherence to anti-diabetes drugs / therapies


The efforts of different stakeholders in the development of connected devices with various features have significantly strengthened the growing product landscape


Growth in partnership activity reflects the increasing interest of stakeholders in this domain; majority of such deals are focused on product development


Foreseeing an opportunistic future, various private and public investors have made capital investments; in fact, since 2015, ~USD 1.1 billion has been raised across 60 instances


Driven by the increasing focus on improving therapy efficiency and reducing healthcare burden, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 15.4% over the coming decade


Primarily centered in North America, the long-term opportunity is likely to be distributed across devices intended for different therapeutic areas and routes of administration


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