Ridiculous Study of the Week: Medications Work When Taken

It turns out that blood pressure meds don’t work if they aren’t taken.  In a recent study, only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they’re supposed to and another 20 percent are not taking any of their blood pressure medications.  Many of these patients are seeing specialists for “resistant hypertension” which I guess means they are resistant to do anything about that.  So, in summary, medicines have a better chance of working if they are taken.  Who knew?


  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Medications Work When Taken

  1. Kurt
    March 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    People will continue to keep doing what they are doing because it is politically “unpopular” to
    hold people accountable for their lousy health behaviors. Perfectly O.K. to slam primary care
    doctors and hospitals. Were expected to be nursemaids, guardian angels, secretaries and
    health policemen.

  2. HJR
    March 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Who are these MPH idiots who are doing studies like these? Don’t they have anything better to do? Who is supporting them through this?


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