This video features Lonnie Hollingsworth, PharmD, owner of L&H Drugs in Lubbock, TX, who won the 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist Lifetime Achievement award, presented by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems. Dr. Hollingsworth has spent more than 50 years as a pharmacist, and the list of honors, professional organization posts, and awards he has received spans 3 pages. To read more about Dr. Hollingsworth, click here.
Although retail pharmacists in California are permitted to sell nonprescription syringes under legislative efforts to prevent HIV transmission among injection drug users (IDUs), recent research uncovered that many pharmacies still limit syringe access.
mscripts and Avella Specialty Pharmacy have recently completed analyzing data demonstrating the effectiveness of mobile pharmacy apps in helping HIV patients better manage their disease through improved medication adherence. Results from this analysis show that HIV patients using a mobile app which provides refill reminders, dosage reminders and other prescription management functionality are 2.9 times more likely to be adherent.