"The Medication Therapy Management Clinic aims to provide the safest and most effective individualised medication therapies, while also encouraging patients to commit to their medication regimen and other treatments through regular follow-up care," Dr Rasha al-Anany, director of Pharmacy, Al Wakra Hospital, said in a press statement.
Dr al-Anany noted that the clinic is staffed by registered clinical pharmacists with extensive experience in medication therapy management.
"Since the inception of the campaign, medication
worth around Dh21.3 million has been donated to various charities in the UAE.
FDA said it is working to find a safe balance to limit the risk to patients with these medications
Occupational therapists can contribute effectively to medication
management (Cole, 2011; Schwartz & Smith, 2016) by identifying the problems that make it difficult for clients to adhere to medication
routines and by helping them to integrate medication
administration into their individualized daily life routines (Renda, Lee, Keglovits, & Somerville, 2016).
Conclusions: Our study results suggest that medication
adherence is good in patients with hypertension (HT).
"Inadequate availability of asthma medications
in the home is a barrier to adherence among low-income urban preschoolers," the authors write.
Since the launch of the expansion, collections have reached nearly 40 percent of the organizations' goal to collect an additional 300 tons of unwanted medication
in two years.
If the pharmacist recommends a change in medication
, the primary care provider or any specialist involved will need to approve the change.
Some institutions have adopted use of medication
safety vests for nurses to wear to alert colleagues and patients of their involvement in medication
- US-based nonprofit organisation The Institute for Safe Medication
Practices, with the support of US-based renal and hospital products company Baxter International (NYSE: BAX), is launching a two-year International Safe Medication
Management Fellowship programme, the organisation said.
used in paediatrics are used off-label and hence adult dosage forms are administered, which may increase opportunities for medication
errors with subsequent risks for the patient.
Standardized questions included, reason of self medication
, type of medication
, adverse reactions of medication
and perception of patients about self medication
and demographic questions.
Noncompliance can entail, among other things, taking too much or too little of a medication
, failing to fill or refill a prescription, skipping or forgetting to take a dose, abandoning a medication
altogether, taking someone else's medication
, or taking a medication
prescribed for a different condition.