Journal Article

In patient safety efforts, pharmacists gain new prominence.

Gale R. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:1726-1729.

This commentary summarizes opportunities for community pharmacists to engage in efforts to monitor opioid prescribing, reduce hospital readmissions due to nonadherence, and provide counseling to enhance medication safety. The author explores how changes in policy and reimbursement can facilitate these patient safety roles for pharmacists in the ambulatory environment.