TELEGRAPH: Test patients' urine to make sure they are taking medication, says new study

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 28/8/2017

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Patients should be given regular urine tests to ensure they are taking medication after a new study showed it identifies those who are ignoring prescriptions and encourages greater compliance.

Researchers from the University of Manchester tested 238 patients with high blood pressure and discovered that nearly one third were not taking tablets on a regular basis to lower their blood pressure.

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TitleTest patients' urine to make sure they are taking medication, says new study
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date28/08/17
DescriptionPatients should be given regular urine tests to ensure they are taking medication after a new study showed it identifies those who are ignoring prescriptions and encourages greater compliance.

Researchers from the University of Manchester tested 238 patients with high blood pressure and discovered that nearly one third were not taking tablets on a regular basis to lower their blood pressure.
URLwww.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/28/test-patients-urine-make-sure-taking-medication-says-new-study/
PersonsMaciej Tomaszewski