Chronic illness affects about half of the U.S. population
Drug nonadherence occurs when patients do not or cannot take their medication as prescribed. We believe the leading reasons for this can be addressed through more convenient, long-term treatment options.
Hospitalizations & ED Visits
$100B annual avoidable healthcare costs
125,000 potentially preventable deaths
Injectable medicines are commonly used to treat chronic disease, but they can be painful and dreaded by patients. Associated pain and dread can contribute to non-adherence and subsequently less successful outcomes.
While oral pills are preferrable to injectable medicines, patients still struggle with compliance, as most pills must be taken daily