Texting improves meds adherence: study

Text messages can improve medication adherence in patients receiving treatment for cardiovascular disease, a new study shows.

The British study aimed to assess the value of text messaging as a way of improving medication adherence in patients receiving blood pressure and/or lipid-lowering treatment for cardiovascular disease.

In a randomised trial, 303 people were divided into two groups, with one group receiving regular text message reminders regarding their medication, and the other receiving no text messages.

Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London found that participants