Advances in Long Term Care Medicine

The Impact of Pharmacy Issues in Long-Term Care

November 3, 201415 min
Hosted by: Eric Tangalos
Guest: Frederick Wendt
As medication costs continue rising, what strategies can help long-term care facilities reduce drug expenditures, while still providing the best quality of care for patients? Fred Wendt, RPh, vice president of pharmacy services for Senior PharmaStrategies in Burleson, Texas, says one of the most significant pharmacy issues in long-term care is the Drug Enforcement Administration's current position on the nursing facility staff as agent of the physician, with regard to controlled substances. How is the role of the consultant pharmacist changing in long-term care? What programs can help long-term care facilities reign in drug costs, while maintaining high quality care for patients, particularly in the area of diabetes? Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.

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