Pill size or color changes may make patients stop taking meds

By WEEK Producer

July 14, 2014 Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 5:33 PM CDT

Changes to a generic pill's color or size could make heart patients stop taking their medication.

A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital looked at more than 10,000 heart attack patients who had been prescribed a generic heart medication.

They found that after a pill changed color patients were 30 percent more likely to discontinue the medication.

After the pill changed shape, patients were sixty percent more likely to stop taking the drug.

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