The program provides you with:
- a Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR)
- a Targeted Medication Review (TMR), and
- Information on the safe disposal of prescription drugs
Comprehensive Medication Review
The review is a one-on-one discussion with a pharmacist, to answer questions and address concerns you have about the medications you take, including:
- Prescription drugs
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
- Herbal therapies
- Dietary supplements and vitamins
The pharmacist will offer ways to manage your conditions with the medications you take. If more information is needed, the pharmacist may contact your prescribing doctor. The review takes about 30 minutes and is usually offered once each year—if you qualify. At the end of your discussion, the pharmacist will provide you a Personal Medication List with the medications you discussed during your review.
You will also receive a Medication Action Plan. Your plan may include suggestions from the pharmacist for you and your doctor to discuss during your next doctor visit.
Targeted Medication Review
With this review, we mail, fax or call your doctor with suggestions about prescription drugs that may be safer, or work better than your current drugs. As always, your prescribing doctor will decide whether to consider our suggestions. Your prescription drugs will not change unless you and your doctor decide to change them. We may also contact you, by mail or phone, with suggestions about your medications.
Information on the safe disposal of prescription drugs
Information will be provided to help you safely dispose of unused prescription drugs that are controlled substances. This information will include details on drug take back programs, in-home disposal, and cost-effective means of safe disposal of such drugs.