By Katherine Capps – We need to talk. Not just to each other, but to our communities. Many of us have been advocating for medication optimization for years. We’re largely on the same page. But are we adequately reaching a broader audience? I’m not sure.Read More
By Katherine Capps – Employers want a better health care system. They want to decrease waste and ensure that their employees have access to effective, efficient, high-value care. They are focusing on managing chronic conditions and medication costs, and rightly so.
By Marcia Buck, PharmD FCCP FPPAG BCPPS & M. Shawn McFarland, PharmD FCCP BCACP – Nearly 75% of primary care visits involve medication prescribing. It’s how we treat most conditions. But we still haven’t managed to get the medications right.
By Paul Grundy MD – Primary care physicians face overwhelming pressure right now—and not just because of the pandemic. Even in the best of times, we ask too much from them. Instead of letting them be healers and diagnosticians, we make them responsible for every aspect of patient care.
By Molly Ekstrand – This is what we know: Health IT is essential to comprehensive medication management. And you don’t have to be a multi-billion-dollar health system to make it work.