"This kiosk begins to address the existing gap in prevention services, and calls attention to the need for the emerging retail clinic market to include behavioral health services.”
Symptom Overview: Hiccups are an under­reported respiratory complication that can sig­nificantly impair an individual’s quality of life. Responsible for at least 4000 hospital admissions annually, they often are not considered significant in the need to care for a patient’s other pressing comorbidities such as malignancy.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, Robert Thompson, Executive Vice President of Pharmacy at Rite Aid, discussed his responsibilities, the evolution of retail pharmacies, as well as innovative services offered at Rite Aid.
The Case A 65-year-old man with schizophrenia receives his routine outpatient psychiatric care through an agency. His case manager visits him weekly regarding medication adherence, which includes biweekly visits to his clinic for administration of his risperidone depot injection. He receives all his oral medications dispensed in weekly blister packs from his local pharmacy; however, the risperidone is provided by a separate “specialty pharmacy” that dispenses all long-acting injectable antipsychotics for the agency.
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