The committee, consisting of IT, pharmacy, member services and nurse managers, looked to fulfill the technical requirements of providing access to member drug history, real-time drug costs, copays, therapeutic options and comprehensive reporting.
Health care workers should always inquire specifically about herbal remedies when taking a drug history, and both patients and clinicians need more education on the risks and potential interactions of these remedies, Dr.
Patient notes and prescriptions showed that of 21 women aged between 15 and 50 prescribed broad spectrum antibiotics in the department, only nine were asked their drug history and just two given written contraceptive advice.
State Senator Ted Lieu asked the Medical Board in August to investigate doctors who prescribed dangerous psychotropic medications to children that were not approved for children, without reviewing medical records or drug history, however no action has yet been announced.
According to doctors who have received RxReview letters, the letters identify the doctor's patients by name, patient identification number, date of birth and prescription drug history and suggests the patients might be candidates for other, sometimes more expensive drugs, like Januvia, which is as much as eight times more expensive than other diabetes treatments.