Feb 13

Roughly 15 percent of the adult population experiences chronic pain and about 3 percent of adults in the United States receive long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain. Commonly prescribed for their analgesic or pain-killing properties,... [read more]

Feb 1

Summary from December 2017 PT for MDs ... [read more]

Feb 1

FDA warnings about the increased effects of opioids and other drugs when taken with gabapentin has sparked a recent debate and research indicates a valid cause for the concern. When compared to those taking opioids alone, the risk of opioid-related... [read more]

Jan 16

Across the nation, diabetes is a growing economic burden, with annual treatment costs of $322 billion. Those with diabetes can expect healthcare costs to be 2.3 times greater than those without the disease. Due to high costs associated with management... [read more]

Jan 2

01022018 – New year, new formulary and Rx benefit concerns ... [read more]

Dec 15

The PILL Fiscally Aware Providers ... [read more]

Dec 1

Did you know that medication nonadherence affects health outcomes and overall healthcare costs? Fifty percent of the 187 million Americans who take one or more prescription drugs do not take their medication as prescribed. Click here to learn more... [read more]

Nov 15

Click to download the Herpes Zoster Vaccines Comparison   ... [read more]

Aug 31

Reflection: Do you consider a 90-day supply when approving medication refills? Writing for a 90-day supply for chronic diseases improves patient medication adherence. Says who: The real-world, recent (2016) data. Payer data of Georgia members noted... [read more]

Aug 11

Questions or comments? Reach out to the Piedmont Clinic Population Health Clinical Pharmacist, Michell Butler, PharmD (Michell.Butler@piedmont.org) Should prescribers be worried or concerned about new information about Invokana and amputations? In May... [read more]

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