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Medication Therapy Management - Science topic

Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.
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There are several articles on the use of antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome.
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I have recently collected data looking at patients' and nurses' perspectives on quality care in Sierra Leone. The findings showed that both the patients and nurses place a huge importance on the administration of medication and little else. In fact, the whole day revolved around when medication was administered. I was wondering if anyone knows of any other literature that shows a similar perspective and the effects it can have on care?   
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 I do not think medication administration is the "most important"  but, 'one of the most'. Definitely, medication administration is important. Equally important  is educating the patient on the medications you are administering. You do not want the patient back in hospital, therefore,  education on secondary and tertiary prevention of his/her issues are equally important.
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Due to continued pressures related to prescription drug abuse, the DEA and local state organizations (Boards of Pharmacy, Boards of Medicine) are considering the reclassification of Hydrocodone (and combination products such as Vicodin, Norco, etc) as a Schedule 2 medication.
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Hi Michelle. The move of hydrocodone to Schedule II isn't just being considered, it is going to happen effective October 6, 2014. (DEA Final Rule published August 22, 2014 - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-22/pdf/2014-19922.pdf ). And Tramadol was made a Schedule IV drug by DEA effective August 18, 2014 (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-02/pdf/2014-15548.pdf ). For prescribers with Schedule II privileges, I would guess that not much will change, but I agree with Barry that codeine may well make a comeback.