Authors' response to the comments to "Structured pharmacist-led intervention programme to improve medication adherence in COPD patients: A randomized controlled study"

Suhaj Abdulsalim, Unnikrishnan Mazhuvancherry Kesavan, Manu K. Mohan, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Brian Godman, Donald E. Morisky

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We appreciate the comments by Basu regarding our study on the pharmacist-led intervention program to improve medication adherence in COPD patients.1,2 We agree that future studies could consider examining, more specifically, the impact of pharmacists' intervention on inhalation technique, per se. However, this was neither a part of our study nor could be captured. Regarding purchase of medications for the study subjects, there was no financial support for either group. Although our patients were from the lower socioeconomic strata, they usually arranged their own money to meet their medical expenses. Dyspnoea was the most troublesome symptom that forced them to seek care and make such arrangements.3,4
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Early online date30 Dec 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Dec 2017



  • pharmacist intervention
  • medical adherence
  • COPD patients

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