How In-Office Drug Dispensing Can Improve Patient’s Clinical Outcomes

Although more physicians have adapted the growing trend of an in-office medication dispensing system, pharmacies still provide most of the medications that patients need. Millions of individuals still leave the doctor’s office to find the nearest pharmacy and buy their medication, but this doesn’t always bring the best experience or the most positive clinical outcomes.…

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Journal of General Internal Medicine

Between 28 percent and 31 percent of new prescriptions are never filled, leading to serious health conditions. Some suggest issues with transportation as a major cause. Patients on Medicaid or the elderly usually have to find rides to their physician’s office, which often makes transport to the pharmacy even more challenging. In these cases, receiving…