School Launches Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy School Launches Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy The School has established a new center to improve the safety and effectiveness of medication use through innovative models of practice and health policy. Associate Professor Joel Farley, PhD, is the interim directory.
Cost of Cancer Drugs Varies Widely Based on Who’s Paying Cost of Cancer Drugs Varies Widely Based on Who’s Paying Uninsured patients are asked to pay from two to forty-three times what Medicare would pay for chemotherapy infusions, according to a new study published by a team led by Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, that reviewed newly available Medicare data on what physicians charged.
Carpenter to Study How Often Chronically Ill Children Visit the Pharmacy Carpenter to Study How Often Chronically Ill Children Visit the Pharmacy If children with chronic disease often accompany their parents when picking prescriptions, pharmacies could be a good place to talk to kids about properly taking their meds. Delesha Carpenter and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh will study urban and rural pharmacies to see how often chronically ill children come in.
Roberts Wins UNC Impact Award for Analysis of Pharmacy Assistance Program Roberts Wins UNC Impact Award for Analysis of Pharmacy Assistance Program Andrew Roberts, PharmD, has won a 2015 Impact Award from the UNC Graduate School for his work documenting the medication adherence of patients in UNC Health Care's Pharmacy Assistance Program. Roberts is a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.
Lack of Instruction Leads to Decreased Adherence among Glaucoma Patients Lack of Instruction Leads to Decreased Adherence among Glaucoma Patients Glaucoma patients are more than twice as likely to be adherent to their medication regimen if their health-provider tells them how to use their eye drops, according to a recent UNC study led by Betsy Sleath, PhD. Unfortunately, only 14 percent of the patients in the study received any instructions.
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