Medication Adherence: Starts With The Right Therapeutic Regimen

TweetActualMeds CEO Patricia Meisner discusses how reducing complexity and risk of medication regimens in older adults is a fundamentally different approach to improving adherence. In order to do this care teams must be aware of a patient’s medication history to guide therapy and interventions at the point of care.  Listen to the entire podcast at: http://www.relentlesshealthvalue.com/48 read more

Rx-To-OTC Trends Heating Up: Teamwork and Technology A Must

TweetFebruary 24, 2015 A recent on-line article in Pharmacy Times1 has reported that the Rx to OTC movement is generating increasing momentum.  The author states that in 2010 alone over 240 million Americans spent approximately $23 billion on OTC medications.  With a reported 6:1 return on investment (ROI) in avoided health care system costs, this […] read more

On February 24th, 2015, posted in: Drug Interactions, Older Adults, OTCs, Self Medication, Uncategorized by

Warfarin Interactions. We Should Be Worrying More About OTCs Than Spinach.

TweetJanuary 26, 2015 Newer oral anticoagulant medications that do not have troublesome drug-drug and drug-food interactions may offer alternatives for some patients with certain conditions; however they are pricey, leaving warfarin to continue as the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant. Patients initiated on warfarin are typically warned about two things: 1) use acetaminophen for pain or […] read more

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