Medication Non-Adherence : MTM is Working to Solve A $290 Billion Problem

TweetWe wholeheartedly endorse the Triple Tree Blog posting April 7th 2015 which describes that “an effective [Medication Therapy Management] MTM program can dramatically improve adherence…”.1 While pharmacists have long been personally delivering patient care services in a variety of settings, it is true as the blog states that market drivers such as the 2003 Medicare […] read more

On April 8th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

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

Rethinking the Social History in the Oct. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

TweetOctober 12, 2014 Several months ago, I accompanied an older friend to her first visit with a “diabetologist.” We waited along with at least a dozen other new patients. Each patient was given the typical clipboard with pages of questions to be answered. Maybe it was the soothing sound of the bubbling fish tank or […] read more

On October 12th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by

Are We Going Backwards In Our Approach to Pain Management in Older Adults?

TweetAugust 25, 2014 Recently the DEA, despite pleas from the national pharmacists professional societies (http://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/files/Joint_Rescheduling_Letter_to_HHS_10_2013.pdf) rescheduled hydrocodone combination products into schedule II: imposing significant restrictions and barriers to access to these products, particularly affecting older adult Americans (http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2014-19922_PI.pdf) .While the prescription abuse epidemic indeed is a critical problem, the ‘addict’ label does not apply for […] read more

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