R.Ph.s find asthma not controlled

April 24, 2006

Early results from a national pharmacist intervention pilot studyshowed that 75% of asthma patients do not have their disease undercontrol, according to NCPA, which is conducting the study withMedical Care and Outcomes and GlaxoSmithKline. By mid-April, theprogram had enrolled 369 independent pharmacists, who use afive-question assessment tool to determine how well a patient'sasthma is being controlled.

Early results from a national pharmacist intervention pilot study showed that 75% of asthma patients do not have their disease under control, according to NCPA, which is conducting the study with Medical Care and Outcomes and GlaxoSmithKline. By mid-April, the program had enrolled 369 independent pharmacists, who use a five-question assessment tool to determine how well a patient's asthma is being controlled. Interventions with patients and physician dialogue will test the impact of R.Ph.s' medication therapy management services.

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