Medication Adherence

New Study Finds Depression Linked to Reduced COPD Medication Adherence

July 12, 2016

Dr. Linda Simoni-Wastila publishes first study documenting the underlying role of depression on reduced medication adherence in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

School of Pharmacy Students Win National Medication Adherence Competition

June 3, 2015

Win is a repeat for SOP team participating in the fourth annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge.

SOP’s Agness and Colleagues Named Maryland Health Literacy Heroes

January 16, 2015

Award recognizes innovative web-based tool developed by Dr. Chanel Agness and her colleagues for its efforts to improve medication safety among older adults across the state of Maryland.

SOP’s Pandit Awarded $25,000 AFPE-NACDS Foundation Fellowship

August 4, 2014

Award will support new program designed to improve medication adherence among patients with HIV as well as facilitate communication among patients’ health care providers.

SOP Partners with PhRMA to Publish New Medication Adherence Chartbook

March 4, 2014

Improper use of and non-adherence to evidence-based medications remain leading causes of poor outcomes and increased health care costs for many Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, heart failure, and COPD.

SOP Researcher Awarded Major Grant from National Institute on Aging

February 19, 2014

Dr. Linda Simoni-Wastila will use $421,000 grant to study COPD treatment in older adults with depression.

SOP’s Rocafort Receives $50,000 AFPE-NACDS Community Pharmacy Fellowship

September 9, 2013

Award will support development of medication adherence project to be implemented in community pharmacy setting.

Study Calls for New Approach to Improve Adherence Among Part D Participants

July 9, 2013

Findings show poor medication adherence costs an extra $49 to $840 per Medicare beneficiary, per month.

UM Students Launch City-Wide Medication Adherence and Advocacy Campaign

February 25, 2013

Local campaign is part of national effort to raise awareness about the need for patients with chronic conditions to take medications as directed.

Study of Outcomes From Medicare PartD Can’t Explain North-South Disparities

January 10, 2013

Heart failure and diabetes patients in the north paid more, adhered more to use of Part D drugs in first two years of the Medicare option, says School of Pharmacy professor.

UMSOP Joins Million Hearts for “Team Up. Pressure Down.” Pioneer Challenge

December 5, 2012

Pharmacists, students, and the University community partner with nationwide initiative to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through pharmacist-patient engagement.

Older Adults Tend Not to Stick With Their Meds Following Heart Attacks

October 10, 2012

New School of Pharmacy study of Medicare patients after heart attacks revealed an overall low exposure to the four medication classes.