Pharmacists can Help with DM Management via Telemedicine


Pharmacist use of telemedicine is a promising vehicle for improving patient management of diabetes, according to an article published in Drug Topics.

Noting that 50 percent of all drug errors involve insulin and that 97 percent of insulin overdoses occur at home, the article discussed issues relating to diabetes management and the potential for telemedicine in diabetes care.

Pharmacists and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are challenged in their roles to have a positive impact on insulin management. Pharmacists do not have enough information to help patients avoid adverse events, while PBMs cannot ensure proper day-to-day dosing.

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