“DE-scribe” Medicines to Improve Adherence Silja ChouquetIn this 5-minute audio snippet, Silja Chouquet, Owner at whydot GmbH, urges pharmaceutical companies to apply resources, including their brains, to come up with a solution that helps people take their medication and use these insights to develop the next generation of treatments.

Silja presented her ideas at a TEDx talk in Basel.

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In her TEDx presentation, which is embedded below, Silja places most of the blame for non-adherence on patient lifestyles:

Meanwhile, a whopping 93% of physicians feel that “worry about side effects” was a moderate or significant reason for non-adherence (see here), which suggests that to improve adherence, drug companies should change THEIR behavior – such as focusing more on creating drugs with fewer side effects.