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Ensuring Safe, Effective and Affordable Medication Use

It's Time for Bold Change


doi: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000397505.67406.4f

In the article that appeared on page 348 of the April issue of Medical Care, an author of the reviewed article was omitted. The first sentence should have appeared as follows. In their article, Promoting Access and Reducing Expected Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs for Vulnerable Medicare Beneficiaries: A Pharmacist-Directed Model,1 Cutler and colleagues focus on a critically important health disparity that requires our continued attention; access to prescription medications. The last sentence of the editorial should have appeared with the author's name as follows. In this model, along with ensuring safer and more effective medication use, pharmacists would be available directly to patients to address a critical need identified in the article by Cutler and colleagues, ensuring that patients have access to the most affordable options for obtaining their medications.

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1. Cobaugh DJ. Ensuring safe, effective and affordable medication use: It's time for bold change Med Care.. 2011;49:348–350
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