California Pharmacists Association Considers Pushing To Increase Pharmacists’ Role in Medication Management
The California Pharmacists Association is considering pushing for legislation or regulations to increase pharmacists' role in managing patients' medications. According to experts, nearly two-thirds of patients do not accurately adhere to their prescribed medications. If they did, experts say the U.S. could save about $300 billion annually. CPA President Sarah McBane said, "There's a lot of reasons why people don't take their medications ... [a]nd pharmacists, because that's what we think about, will dig a little deeper sometimes to figure out those problems."
- "Pharmacists Push for Greater Role in Medication Management" (Orr, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 10/21).