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Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Support Independently Living Patients
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Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Support Independently Living Patients

Consultant pharmacists are medication management specialists working in a variety of settings such as ambulatory surgery centers, senior care facilities (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities) and with individual patients. We provide expert advice on pharmaceutical services, patient safety, and drug therapy management. Last month, we discussed how consultant pharmacists assist senior care facilities. With this post, we’ll focus on how individual patients — who are living independently — can benefit from using an expert consultant pharmacist.

Drug Shortages: Three Reasons Why It’s Different During COVID-19
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Drug Shortages: Three Reasons Why It’s Different During COVID-19

With the recent addition of famotidine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of drug shortages, the number of unavailable drugs is now well over 100. As a consultant pharmacist, I know that drug shortages have been on the radar for many years and will likely continue to be...so, why is it any different this time around?

Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Help Senior Care Facilities
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Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Help Senior Care Facilities

Consultant pharmacists are medication management specialists who work in a variety of settings such as ambulatory surgery centers, senior care facilities (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities) and with individual patients. They provide expert advice on pharmaceutical services, patient safety, and drug therapy management. Last month we discussed how consultant pharmacists assist ambulatory surgery centers. With this post, we’ll focus on how senior care facilities can benefit from using an expert consultant pharmacist. Do you worry about hospitalizations, rehospitalizations and regulatory compliance? Here are some tips from a consultant pharmacist.