Washington, DC-The role of oncology specialty pharmacy in helping to streamline medication delivery for patients with cancer was the subject of a panel discussion that took place at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many patients are not aware that the medicines in their cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.
My philosophy has always been to cherish each educational opportunity or experience not only for professional development but also for personal growth. Adhering to this principle, I took advantage of every available chance to learn and grow as a pharmacy student. While in high school, I had the opportunity to transition from a grocery store cashier to a pharmacy technician after waiting for a position within the company to become available.
Background: Oral chemotherapy has an ever-increasing role in the treatment of patients with cancer, but high cost increases the risk for primary nonadherence or “nonfulfillment.” Non-fulfillment is defined as failure to obtain a prescribed medication. Proven methods to decrease nonfulfillment rates for oral chemotherapy are lacking in the literature.