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Pharmacists’ role in BP control saves significant U.S. health care dollars

A new economic analysis published in JAMA Network Open finds that with a pharmacist-led intervention, 15 million heart attacks could be prevented for Americans as well as over a trillion dollars in savings for the health care system over 30 years.

Pharmacies in Georgia gearing up to sell medical cannabis

Georgia is set to become the first state to allow independent pharmacies to sell medical cannabis. In early October, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy began accepting over 120 applications from pharmacies who agreed to provide cannabis from one of the state’s two licensed production companies.

Telehealth can increase likelihood of remaining in OUD treatment

Initiating buprenorphine for OUD via telehealth enhanced patients’ likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared with starting treatment in a nontelehealth setting, according to new research in JAMA Network Open.

Analysis finds e-prescribing by pharmacists on the rise, filling gaps in care

A new report from Surescripts finds that more pharmacists are electronically prescribing medications as they assist with managing chronic diseases for patients.

Model cuts 5-year CVD event risk for Medicare patients

Results from a new study in JAMA found that the Million Hearts Model, which paid participating health care organizations to assess and reduce patients’ CVD risk, decreased myocardial infarction and stroke rates for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 40 to 79 years at high or medium risk for these events.

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