To keep you better informed about the biggest trends and developments affecting medication management, medication adherence, and pharmacy services, here are 10 of the most significant news reports published in January 2021. Highlights include stories on top developments from 2020, transitional care, expanded roles and opportunities for pharmacists, asthma management, and diabetes management.
Cureatr's Chief Medical Officer S. Michael Ross MD, MHA, looks back on a year like no other and discussed some of the most significant developments from 2020 that affected medication management.
The author of this MedCity News column makes the case that pharmacists should serve as "… quarterbacks of a patient's at-home-care team, providing essential help to those who are taking multiple medications."
This Pharmacy Times column explores the numerous roles pharmacists have filled during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of these roles, and why pharmacists deserve — and are long overdue to receive — federal provider status.
A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology brings renewed attention to the important role pharmacists play in managing medication-based therapies for older patients.
Pharmacists have an opportunity to further evolve their role via point-of-care testing, especially considering the pressure that the public health emergency has placed on the healthcare system notes the authors of this Pharmacy Times column
This HomeCare column discusses how advancements in technology are helping older patients with medication management and adherence.
A Pharmacy Times column discusses the role pharmacists can play in helping manage a patient's asthma by examining the refill history, medication adherence, and proper inhaler techniques.
A study in Addiction demonstrates that a collaborative approach to treating opioid use disorder that relies heavily on community pharmacists is not only feasible but may increase medication adherence and participant satisfaction.
9. Collaboration Between Assisted Living Operators, Physicians Crucial to Resident Care Management: Study
McKnight's Senior Living reports on a study showing that physician involvement in the care of assisted living residents is crucial, but their role often is unclear, which can affect the critical need for effective medication management.
Among the key takeaways from this Verywell Health article: "… another thing to consider when recommending a specific type of medication is cultural beliefs. Perceptions of a persons' beliefs should be understood before recommending a treatment regimen."