December 9, 1998: Susan Schiffman, Duke University Medical Center

Response to AHRQ on CERTs

Responses received to a call for ideas and study topics for implementation of AHRQ's new demonstration program for grants to establish Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).

I have found that taste and smell complaints from medications are at the top of the list for lack of compliance with many drug regimens, e.g., protease inhibitors. Other physical factors such as shape and size of drugs are also important. Are these legitimate topics for research on therapeutics?

Susan Schiffman, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Duke University Medical Center
Box 3259
Durham, NC 27710
sss@acpub.duke.edu

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Internet Citation: December 9, 1998: Susan Schiffman, Duke University Medical Center: Response to AHRQ on CERTs. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policy/foia/certs/cert8.html