Category Archives: Medication Therapy Management

Health Information for Emergency Responders

Betty Chaffee/ May 22, 2019/ Medication safety, Medication Therapy Management, Self management/ 3 comments

Emergency responders  — No one wants to need them, but we’re all glad they’re there for us when we do. In an emergency, first responders work fast to pinpoint the problem and begin treatment. Availability of accurate health information helps them to make good decisions, and make them quickly. But what do they do if the victim isn’t conscious, or isn’t able to give information? What if there’s no friend

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Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Betty Chaffee/ May 9, 2019/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 5 comments

Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems and need medicine to treat them. Medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with

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The High Cost of Prescription Drugs – Ask Your Pharmacist if Options are Available

Alan Tanabe/ March 6, 2019/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, prescription drug costs/ 0 comments

According to data from an international health policy survey, in 2016 approximately 45 million Americans reported not filling prescription medications due to concerns regarding the cost. In addition, in 2016 Americans are estimated to have spent $477 billion on retail prescription drugs, accounting for approximately 17% of total personal health expenditures (including physician services, hospital care, and other health-related costs). If the cost of some of your medications has been

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Drug Recalls – What to Know and What to Do

Alan Tanabe/ January 28, 2019/ Medication Management, Medication safety, Medication Therapy Management/ 2 comments

Greetings, everybody! You have likely heard or read multiple reports about drug recalls issued over the past several months. This post is intended to help educate about what prompts the recall of a drug, advise you on how to learn if your medication(s) may be potentially affected by a recall, and the steps to take (and not take!) when learning of a recall. What prompts a drug recall?First, it is

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