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Nonadherence to specialty drugs has been associated with poor clinical and economic outcomes. Studies conducted using commercial health plans suggest that patients who use specialty pharmacies have higher adherence compared with patients using retail pharmacies. However, little is known about the frequency of dispensing channel use or the association of dispensing channel use with adherence to specialty drugs among Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
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Name: Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy
Medication adherence after myocardial infarction remains low. Pharmacy claims have typically been used to measure medication adherence, but electronic pill bottles may offer additional information.
Community pharmacy is an ideal setting to monitor medication adherence, however, barriers to pharmacist-led interventions exist. Preparing future pharmacists for enhanced roles may overcome such barri...
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To describe a model of clinical pharmacy services as part of a multidisciplinary specialty pain clinic by discussing 1) the role of a clinical pharmacist in a specialty setting, including clinical int...
Efforts at predicting long-term adherence to medications have been focused on patients filling typical month-long supplies of medication. However, prediction remains difficult for patients filling lon...
Boston Medical Center provides care to cancer patients on oral cancer medications through the use of Boston Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy (BMC SP). The use of oral medications in cance...
This mixed-methods study follows a prospective cohort of patients receiving Mifeprex ® (mifepristone) for medication abortion dispensed by pharmacists after undergoing standard clinical e...
Patients deemed non-adherent to their specialty medications will be randomized to receive a pharmacist-driven intervention or the standard of care. Medication adherence will be measured at...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a comprehensive pharmacy care program on medication adherence and persistence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol.
The investigators hope to determine if community pharmacists can improve adherence to potentially life-saving medications among patients who patronize their store. By training an entire c...
An application of PHARMACY involving the preparation and dispensing of radioactive materials for use in medications.
Formal instruction, learning, or training in the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs in the field of medicine.
The application of scientific knowledge or technology to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation in the manufacture, preparation, compounding, dispensing, packaging, and storing of drugs and other preparations used in diagnostic and determinative procedures, and in the treatment of patients.
The practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations.
Advanced programs of training to meet certain professional requirements in the practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...