This is the third post in our 2024 series on Medication Management. Medication Management includes all the things you and your healthcare team do to help you get the best health outcomes from your medications. These first posts are all about your role in the process. Here, we’ll focus on “medication adherence” — taking medications consistently and correctly. It’s an important part of medication management, since research shows that nearly
Happy New Year! You’re likely reading this post (and hopefully other posts on this website!) because you want to be as healthy as possible. BetterMyMeds is dedicated to helping you do that by providing what pharmacists call “Medication Management Services”. This post is the first of a series that will give you more information about Medication Management. What it is, what BetterMyMeds offers, and more importantly, what part you play in managing your medications and health.
As a Medication Management pharmacist, I often get questions about statin drugs for high cholesterol. Many people have heard negative things about statins, and are reluctant to take them. That’s understandable – no one wants to take a medicine that causes more harm than benefit. But I’ve learned that many haven’t explored BOTH the risks and benefits with their doctor or pharmacist. If you’re faced with the decision about whether