Nathaniel Rickles

Nathaniel Rickles
University of Connecticut | UConn · Department of Pharmacy Practice

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Objectives: To (1) identify the reasons for which pharmacists in Connecticut use the CPMRS when dispensing opioid medications and medical marijuana products, (2) determine pharmacists' perceived value of the CPMRS when dispensing opioids or medical marijuana, and (3) compare practices and the perceived value of the CPMRS among community-based phar...
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Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Objectives were (1) to determine the strength of the association between personality type with depression and anxiety using the Preferred Communication Style Questionnaire (PCSQ©) and the Four-Item Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression and Anxiety (PHQ-4) and (2) evaluate...
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Objective To (1) measure the average time community pharmacists require to query prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) reports, and (2) estimate pharmacist labor costs associated with PDMP use. Design This exploratory project consisted of an observational time study followed by analysis of existing PDMP data sets. Data collected included tim...
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Nearly 44 million Americans are affected by mental illness every year. Many individuals, however, are not diagnosed and/or do not receive treatment. The present manuscript reviews the incidence of mental illness, the continuum from mental wellness to mental illness, and the role of the pharmacy staff in helping individuals manage different mental h...
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Background: Variation describing pharmacists' patient care services exist, and this variation contributes to the prevalent misunderstanding of pharmacists' roles. In contrast, standard phraseology is a critical practice among highly reliable organizations and a way to reduce variation and confusion. Objective: This work aims to identify and defi...
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Background Prescription opioid abuse has rapidly increased in recent years and is now considered a national epidemic by the United States government. Community pharmacies are at the forefront of opioid abuse, given their role in dispensing opioid prescriptions. Despite this role, however, there are few known guidelines to help community pharmacists...
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Background: Although contractors that offer prescription drug plans through the Medicare Part D program are evaluated in part on enrollees' medication adherence scores, little evidence addresses contractors' ability to influence these scores. Objective: We used data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and US Census to investigate...
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Objective: Twenty to thirty percent of patients with schizophrenia experience treatment resistance. Clozapine is the only medication proven effective for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. However, in most settings less than 25% of patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia receive clozapine. This study was conducted to identify facilitators...
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To remain viable, academic institutions preparing the future workforce need to be attentive and responsive to changes in the social environment. This is particularly true when considering the preparation of a health care workforce for the field of geriatrics. An Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education Center is an innovative, deliberate, institutiona...
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Recent expansion in the number and type of pharmaceutical services has led several clinical and academic researchers to investigate the nature and extent by which patients evaluate these services. Prior research on patient evaluation of pharmaceutical services has largely focused on the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of community pharmacy...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-301). Photocopy.

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