The Rural Monitor
Articles by Topic: Pharmacy and prescription drugs
July 12, 2023
Rural community pharmacies are often vital sources for prescriptions, vaccinations, patient education, and other healthcare needs, but the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis reported a decrease in the number of rural pharmacies from 2003 to 2021. A pharmacy chain in the Midwest, a pharmacy-based research network in the South, and an Illinois school of pharmacy discuss the rewards and challenges of operating in rural areas.
May 10, 2023
Montana Health Network's Regional Care Coordination program uses registered nurses to check in with adult patients with chronic conditions and connect them with any needed referrals or community resources. The program serves 8 counties in eastern Montana.
June 9, 2021
After their county ranked number seven in the nation for opioid related deaths, the community of Fayette County, Ohio created Pathways to Recovery, with programs designed to educate providers and law enforcement, prevent overdoses, reduce harm, and encourage recovery through the use of Peer Support Specialists.
October 28, 2020
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy created the Rural Pharmacy Practice program, a concentration for PharmD students interested in working in rural communities. Two students, two assistant professors, and a clinical pharmacy specialist share their experiences.
March 21, 2018
MAT, or medication-assisted treatment, is understood as a whole-patient treatment for opioid use disorder, considered a chronic disease. Four MAT medications work differently and help each patient's unique needs.
March 21, 2018
Understanding the opioid problem begins with understanding the science behind pain and how opioids relieve pain. It's also important to understand individuals who might be more at risk of developing opioid use disorder.
January 24, 2018
Melissa Kelly, CEO and CFO of a 21-bed CAH in Nebraska, discusses adding child care and restoring retail pharmacy to her community and encourages others to take advantage of rural healthcare resources.
November 18, 2013
The Dispensary of Hope distributes donated surplus medications to its national network of licensed nonprofit clinics and charitable outpatient pharmacies.