According to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, specialty pharmaceuticals represent the fastest-growing sector of the pharmaceutical market in the United States, with a projected growth rate of 20% annually. What does this mean for community pharmacies? As specialty drugs continue to evolve, the pharmacist’s role in administering these drugs and caring for the patients who take them will also transform. Community pharmacists have the potential to offer unmatched continuity of care for patients treated with specialty therapies.
Medication therapy management (MTM) is defined as a distinct service or group of services that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Pharmacists across all patient care practice sites perform MTM, and although the service(s) may be different in each setting, pharmacists are all working to improve patient care and outcomes through the MTM they provide.
Shirin Madzhidova, PharmD, Sheava K Blackman, PharmDc, Ryan D Dunn, PharmDc, Arghavan Kariman, PharmDc, Danielle Lerch, PharmDc, Joseph J Sodoro, PharmDc
According to the American Psychiatric Association, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is classified as a persistent abnormal neurodevelopmental disorder appearing in early childhood and characterized by deficits in social, emotional, behavioral, verbal, and cognitive functioning.
A 63-year-old man with multiple medical problems was seen by his primary care doctor for a routine follow-up appointment. Despite receiving psychotherapy, the patient admitted that he continued to struggle with anxiety. In light of these concerns, the primary care physician elected to prescribe an antianxiety agent, alprazolam. The clinic had just implemented electronic prescribing—the ability to electronically transmit a new prescription to a pharmacy. The physician reassured the patient that he didn’t need a paper prescription and could simply go to the pharmacy to pick up his medications.
Every January the American Diabetes Association (ADA) publishes the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. This publication includes guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, management of diabetes-related complications, and management of diabetes in special populations, as well as ways to advocate for the disease.
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