Drug addiction is one thing, but diverting that poison onto the streets when pharmacists are told in no uncertain terms not to do so isn’t looked upon so forgivingly.
While extended-release opioid analgesics are an essential component of pain management, abuse and misuse of these medications can cause substantial morbidity and mortality.
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.
A community pharmacy can collaborate with a local hospital to provide quality medication education and adherence coaching.