Pills2Me and Roseman University College of Pharmacy Partner to Improve Access to Medication Therapy Management for Nevadans
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Roseman University’s College of Pharmacy and medication delivery service Pills2Me have partnered to make medication therapy management services easier to access for Nevadans, including the state’s more than 500,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
Through the partnership, the College of Pharmacy and Pills2Me identified and located pharmacies throughout Nevada that offer medication therapy management services and made them easy for patients to access and request medication reviews through the Pills2Me app.
“We are thrilled to partner with Roseman University to provide Nevadans with access to medication management services,” said Leslie Asanga, PharmD, MPH, MBA, founder & CEO of Pills2Me and a proud Roseman Alum. “Our mission is to increase medication adherence, and this partnership will allow us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients throughout Nevada.”
The Pills2Me app offers a range of features to give patients easy access to medications, including on-demand prescription delivery from any pharmacy. With the new medication therapy management services available through the app, patients now have access to personalized medication reviews to ensure they are taking the right medications at the right time, and to address any potential drug interactions or other issues.
According to Asanga, medication-related problems and medication mismanagement are massive public health problems in the U.S. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury and death. “We know that medication management can be a challenge for many patients, and our goal is to make it as easy as possible for them to stay on track with their medications and reduce the occurrence of adverse events,” added Asanga.
According to Roseman University College of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment and Associate Professor for Pharmacy Practice Catherine “Leiana” Oswald, PharmD, BCGP, medication therapy management is a distinct service offered by licensed pharmacists to optimize therapeutic outcomes for patients, particularly those treated for chronic conditions. Anyone who uses prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbals, or other dietary supplements may potentially benefit from medication therapy management services.
“Improving the management of these medications is a critical component of improving overall health outcomes, and this partnership will help us achieve that goal for patients in Nevada,” said Oswald.
The project was funded by a state sub-award from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health dispersing funds from the CDC 1817 grant allocation for Nevada. The grant is focused on improving healthcare outcomes for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.