Tag Archives: Medication Adherence

Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Community Pharmacists: the Potential of Minor Ailment Centres (BBC News / RPS / NHS England)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has proposed that community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1 billion per year. This assertion is endorsed by research from Pharmacy Research UK published earlier this year and led by the University of Aberdeen. … Continue reading

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Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services. … Continue reading

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Fixed-Dose Combination of Memantine Extended Release and Donepezil for Alzheimer’s Disease: Licensing Application Submitted to FDA (Biospace Inc.)

Summary A new drug application has been submitted to the FDA (in the United States) for a fixed-dose combination of memantine extended release and donepezil for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s Disease dementia. “Using the two drugs together … Continue reading

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Overcoming Human Error in Medications Adherence and Prescribing (BBC News)

Summary People with failing memories are likely to have problems remembering to take their prescribed medication regularly. A company called Proteus has developed a tablet which helps to monitor drug adherence by texting or tweeting carers or nursing / medical … Continue reading

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Pharmacist-Based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service (Patient Preference and Adherence)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Donepezil delays the progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but the efficacy of pharmacotherapy … Continue reading

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