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Medicaid pharmacy data indicates that about 56% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis in 2011 had one or more claims for a psychotropic medication, while 44% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis had no claims for psychotropic medications. That year, of the approximately 70 million beneficiaries, 16% (11.2 million) had a behavioral health diagnosis recorded in their fee-for-service claims or managed care encounter record for treatment other than prescription medications. A pharmacy data…Read more
In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and his thoughts on mental illness, education, and stigma. After listening to the interview, check out Jason’s full music video, which is also posted below. Check out the full music video filmed live at Otsuka: Speaker was a paid consultant to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.Watch Now
Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This includes within community, hospital, clinical, and retail pharmacies, where pharmacists fill and refill prescriptions, educate patients on medication side effects, review prescriptions for medication contraindications, provide vaccinations and other medical services, manage chronic conditions, and provide medication management services. Many providers, including pharmacists, are adopting digital health solutions to increase their ability to provide efficient…Watch Now
In an effort to support the growing number of professionals and diverse care settings where patients are able to receive a long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication, nurse practitioners from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Mental Health NP Program developed this resource for healthcare professionals. This evidence-based video provides an overview of antipsychotics as well as demonstrations of the various sites for LAI antipsychotic administration.Watch Now