The consequence of not obtaining appropriate permission to use the 4-item or 8-item Morisky Scales will result in legal action and in some cases a retraction of published articles. Unfortunately in recent years, there has been negative publicity in the use of my scales because of the aggressive and threatening demands from my former business partner. I have reorganized and embarked on a management approach that utilizes best practices in dealing with clients, including those who have infringed on copyrights. My focus is on maintaining the integrity of my copyright and encouringing scientific research. If you have infringed on my copyrights please contact me for a retroactive license. In most cases we can resolve the infringement through training on the Morisky Protocol.
Dr Donald Morisky.