Preventing drug shortages requires a “swat team” mentality by all, including FDA, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and health systems. Here’s what healthcare providers should do about the issue.
Medication reconciliation, inpatient care, med safety, discharge education, transitions of care, medication adherence — these are only some of the ways pharmacists can benefit the healthcare team. There are plenty more.
More than one-third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008 to 2012, according to a recent report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).