Sep 23, 2013 | Drugstore prescription program helps patients after discharge
Between 50 and 70% of prescriptions that are written are actually taken to a pharmacy, while 48 to 60% are actually picked up.
Sep 20, 2013 | The Outlook for Pharmaceutical Spending Through 2022
CMS projects outpatient prescription drug spending will grow at a compound average rate of 6.5% from 2014 to 2022.
Sep 19, 2013 | Predict drug adherence or pay more in future costs
NCPA recently awarded a “C+” grade to the United States for drug adherence rates in its first national report card.
Sep 17, 2013 | Wisconsin hospitals say no to free drug samples
Freebies drive up costs of patient treatment and care, health care executives say.
Sep 13, 2013 | Nurse practitioners are increasingly focused on promoting patient adherence, study finds
As a reorientation towards outcomes takes root in the healthcare industry, NPs are spending more time on patient education
Sep 13, 2013 | 21 Ways to Boost Medication Adherence
The $290 billion problem of medication adherence is one of the top challenges to pharmacy practice.
Sep 13, 2013 | Pharmacy Forecast Report 2013-2017 Addresses Trends in Physician and Nurse Work Forces
By 2017, will the drug therapy of at least 50% of inpatients cared for by hospitalists be managed by pharmacists?
Sep 12, 2013 | Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients
Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money.
Sep 10, 2013 | Pharmacists may hold the key to lower readmissions
"You cannot assume that because someone has a COPD medicine that they know how to use it or are using it properly."
Sep 10, 2013 | Looking to Pharmacy for Better Hospital Care
Pharmacists are crucial members of the care team who can improve outcomes and reduce costs.