Thursday, March 08, 2007

Reluctant uptake of pharmacists’ medicine use reviews

This isn't a Canadian pharmacy story, but I thought it was worth mentioning that physicians in the United Kingdom aren't exactly thrilled about pharmacist medication reviews. It's also interesting to see that it hasn't exactly been embraced by pharmacists yet.

From Healthcare Republic:
Pharmacists’ medicines use reviews (MURs) are slowly catching on despite widespread unpopularity with GPs, a study of the service has found.

Accredited pharmacists have been paid to review the way patients take their medicines since the new pharmacy contract came in in 2005.

Pharmacies can now claim for 400 MURs a year. But the GPC has condemned the reviews as a 'duplication' of effort. ...more

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