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Supervised drug administration in patients with refractory hypertension unmasking noncompliance.
  1. C. C. Cronin,
  2. T. M. Higgins,
  3. M. B. Murphy,
  4. J. B. Ferriss
  1. Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.


    Noncompliance with medication is common, particularly in asymptomatic conditions such as hypertension that require long-term treatment, and is often unsuspected. We describe two patients with refractory hypertension in whom noncompliance was confirmed by a precipitous fall in blood pressure when antihypertensive medications were given under direct supervision.

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