Diabetes care involving pharmacists to prevent CHD: a win-win?

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Previous research has shown that pharmacist involvement in the management of type 2 diabetes can improve HbA1c as well as blood pressure and cholesterol. These models of care may be more costly to deliver, however, compared with conventional primary care. This economic evaluation looked at the cost-effectiveness of pharmacist management in preventing cardiovascular disease in [read the full story…]

Better evidence needed on the role of community pharmacists in diabetes care

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There is a lot to be gained by preventing diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and their consquences. There is also a lot to be gained by delivering care closer to the patient.  Is there a role for community pharmacists here? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be “we don’t yet know”. This systematic review set out to [read the full story…]