When reflecting on commonly abused drugs, pharmarcist generally focus attention on cocaine, amphetamines and methylphenidate, barbiturates, hallucinogens such as ketamine (a.k.a. “Special K”), benzodiazepines, marijuana, designer drugs such as “bath salts” and “spice”, but most notably the standout these days seems to be heroin and prescription opioids. This short commentary will focus on the purpose, practicality, and various paradigm shifts associated with Abuse Deterrent Formulations.
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.
Think, communicate, lead, implement, and advocate. These are the 5 core tenets that Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy emphasizes for its pharmacy students.