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Have a heart: A pharmacist's reflection on medicine adherence

We know that compliance with prescribed medication therapies is embarrassingly low. So have a heart and teach your patients how to take their prescription medication. It's more important than you might think. In fact, results from a recent...

source: By Jason Poquette
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Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans to provide medication therapy management (MTM) services to beneficiaries meeting certain criteria, less than half of eligible enrollees receive those services. According...

source: Pharmacy Times

Reports of flu-like sickness and related hospitalizations have begun to emerge in the Dayton area weeks before the typical start of the flu season in October. The Clark County Combined Health District recently reported two flu-related hospitalizations at Springfield Regional...

source: Dayton Daily News

A bipartisan bill that would lower the age for pharmacy flu shots has cleared the Ohio House and will be vetted before the Senate. House Bill 394, led by Reps. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, and Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, would drop the minimum age of a person to whom a pharmacist...

source: Daily Court Reporter

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The...

source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Diversion Control

On Sept. 23, Ohio will observe National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (NFPAD) along with September as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. As an important component of the STEADY U Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Older...

source: OPA

The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is a newly revised, intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes...

source: OPA

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