Medication therapy management, also referred to as MTM, is a term used to describe a broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists, the medication experts on the health care team.
Medication therapy management is a service that optimizes therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Medication therapy management services include medication therapy reviews immunizations, health and wellness programs, medication adherence recommendations, and many other clinical services. Pharmacists provide medication therapy management to help patients get the best benefits from their medications by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, preventing and resolving medication-related problems.
Medication-related problems and medication mismanagement are a massive public health problem in the United States. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury and death.
At Sheldon’s Express Pharmacy, our highly trained pharmacists provide medication therapy management services. Our goal is to make sure that the medication is right for the patient and his or her health conditions and that the best possible outcomes from treatment are achieved.
Anyone who uses prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbals, or other dietary supplements may potentially benefit from medication therapy management services. People who may benefit the most include those who use several medications, have several health conditions, have questions or problems with their medications, are taking medications that require close monitoring, who have been hospitalized, and obtain their medications from more than one pharmacy.
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