Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

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Evaluation of Progesterone Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan

Researchers found that members of the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, had low levels of medication adherence when prescribed progesterone to prevent pre-term birth. This finding is in line with previous studies that revealed progesterone adherence rates are typically low. The study suggests there may be barriers to adherence for pregnant women who are prescribed progesterone, and  concludes that support may increase adherence rates.