R.Ph.s believe patient education on insomnia is important, Takeda study shows

March 28, 2008

Takeda survey results show pharmacists believe more patient information about insomnia medications is necessary.

A national survey of 250 pharmacists in the United States found that, while 96% of respondents feel that they have sufficient education and information on the proper use of prescription insomnia medications to adequately counsel patients, more than half felt that more information should be available to them that explains the differences between the available medications. In addition, 32% of pharmacists ?completely agree? that this same information should be made available to patients as well, and three out of four pharmacists think it is extremely important to have the proper tools to effectively counsel patients on prescription insomnia medications. The survey was sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America. Additional study information is available by contacting Amy Losak at (646) 935-3917.

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