Russell Cohen, MD, Discusses Medication Adherence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Russell Cohen, MD, says medication adherence is an important issue for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), because patients must stay on medications long term. Dr Cohen comments, "IBD is a chronic relapsing condition, you don't just stop your medicines." There have been many breakthroughs in medication adherence for managing IBD. For instance, Dr Cohen says once-a-day dosing ensures patients don't fall behind in taking their prescribed medications.
This video was taken on May 2, 2013, at the NAMCP Spring Managed Care Forum in Orlando, FL.
Genomic sequencing is rapidly increasing its value as a clinical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, including cancer. In his presentation, Justin M. Balko, PharmD, PhD, from Vanderbilt University, provided a background on the current state of next-generation genomic sequencing (NGS), and the potential role that pharmacists play as this science continues to evolve.
New and experienced pharmacists are always on the lookout for ways to improve their careers. This presentation focuses on some key strategies for identifying new opportunities that allow new and experienced pharmacists to develop and apply their clinical skills.
Quality and performance measurement has become an integral part of the healthcare system. As pharmacists continue to increase their role and exposure as healthcare providers, they are well positioned to assist in identifying ways to improve the quality of care delivered and to play an integral role in the development of quality measures, according to Curtis Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP, who spoke at the ASHP Midyear Meeting.
llicit drug use continues to be a prevalent and growing problem in the United States, and the use of newer substances is on the rise. Because of the increasing prevalence and “tweaking” of compounds to avoid detection, the identification of drug abuse by practitioners often relies on signs and symptoms. In this session, presenters reviewed some of these agents, including their history and their impact on those abusing them.
Retired general and former secretary of state Colin Powell discussed his thoughts on the US healthcare system and the role pharmacists play within it during his keynote address at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
In this session, a sustainable business model for pharmacists practicing in an accountable care organization environment was described by Kelly Boesen, PharmD, BCPS, and Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, CDE, FAPhA, of the El Rio Health Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Progress in treating multiple myeloma, or cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow, has advanced significantly over the past decade. Today, questions about the disease often involve finding a treatment that balances the goal of putting a patient into remission – especially if stem cell transplantation is a possibility – against the toxicity of the treatment itself.