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Patient demand and physician prescription are increasingly also influenced by aggressive marketing of the pharmaceutical industry (Smith et al. 2004:12). Another cause of drug resistance is patients’ failure often fail to complete prescribed treatment regimens. While this itself promotes resistance, matters are made worse when leftover pills are saved and then used for “self-medication” later (Levy 1992). The fact that antibiotics are poorly understood by the lay public comes into play both in the case of self-medication and when patients demand inappropriate prescriptions from willing physicians.
This is one reason why physicians emphasize the importance of completing our treatments by taking all the pills provided. And this is why “noncompliant patients” are so often blamed for the problem of drug resistance. The failure to complete a full course of treatment, however, is not always the fault of the patient. “Noncompliance”, according to Paul Farmer, is usually a matter of ability rather than agency: “Throughout the world, those least likely to comply are those least able to comply” (Farmer 1999:255; 2003).