What is the difference between #Medication compliance and adherence? I had a home visit with a patient this week. She has a history of stroke and was ready to give up all medications so I helped her sort through them, updated what she should be taking and what she is taking, and filled a pillbox for a month until we can get her set up with a local pharmacy that does medication packaging. She was confused and overwhelmed with her medication. She is #adherent to her medication. It is filled monthly and our electronic health record shows us this. However, she is not #compliant = following the prescribers directions. There is so much wrong with this situation that I do not even know where to begin. Every bottle is untouched. $5000 worth of medication. Your Pharmacist Cares and we can do so much more than count pills.