Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of March 23, 2020

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are drug utilization reviews?

Answer:

According to the paper “Healthcare Strategies to Reduce the Harms of Opioids” Drug utilization reviews “are organized, ongoing reviews of prescribing, dispensing, and use of medication, the goal of which are to help protect patients. For example, drug utilization reviews can help identify patients prescribed both opioids and benzodiazepines, which together can exacerbate respiratory depression, the primary factor in fatal opioid overdose.”

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