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New Partnership with UMMC

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at Monday, December 3, 2018

Dispensary of Hope attends Neighborhood Health's annual breakfast.

Last week, Dispensary of Hope attended  Neighborhood Health 's annual breakfast. It was a great opportunity to learn about their community-based programs addressing infectious diseases in Nashville. We are so thankful for our partnership with Neighborhood Health and their commitments to providing medication access to the vulnerable.  Pictured below: James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D President and CEO, Meharry Medical College Read More
at Monday, October 1, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opiod Epidemic - Pharmacist's Focus The opioid epidemic that has swept this nation in the last decade is a matter to not take lightly. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die from an opioid overdose every single day. 1  These overdoses occur on opioid drugs that are both illegally obtained and legally prescribed. 2  These medications include: Read More
at Friday, September 28, 2018

Eli Lilly Partners with The Dispensary of Hope

The Dispensary of Hope is proud to announce our partnership with Lilly to provide insulin to low-income, uninsured communities. Through this new initiative, thousands of patients will benefit from this program. We are incredibly honored to be a partner with Lilly through their new Lilly Diabetes Solution Center.    Read the full story  here ! Read More
at Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope Attends Mylan’s National Women’s Health Week Event!

Every year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health leads a week-long campaign to raise awareness and encourage women to take charge of their health.  Throughout the week, different events are hosted focusing on the unique health conditions affecting women.  The Dispensary of Hope had the privilege to attend a Mylan hosted event in celebration of National Women’s Health Week and achievements to address women’s unique health... Read More
at Friday, June 29, 2018

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Staff visits Dispensary of Hope

The Dispensary of Hope visited this past week with Meredith Good-Cohn, Health Research Assistant for the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Senator Lamar Alexander.  We took time to described the quiet generosity of the medication manufacturer donors, as well as the outstanding work of our partner medication dispensing sites.   Pictured in the photo, (left to right) Christopher Palombo (CEO), Shakendra King (Distribution Associate), Catherine... Read More
at Friday, June 1, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope visits Milwaukee & Chicago!

Earlier this month, members of the Dispensary of Hope team visited several new sites at Ascension - Wisconsin and AMITA Health in the Chicago, Illinois area that are being helped through the generous support pharmaceutical company donors  Ascension - Wisconsin Last year, Dispensary of Hope implemented ten sites that are ministries of Ascension in Wisconsin into the network of charitable dispensing sites. Earlier this month, the team had the opportunity to meet with several of... Read More
at Monday, May 21, 2018

FDA New Draft Guidance Review by Lachman

On Tuesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published new draft guidance to help trading partners in the pharmaceutical supply chain request waivers or exemptions from requirements in the Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA). The DSCSA, which was signed into law in 2013, aims to build a system by 2023 to identify and trace pharmaceuticals as they are distributed through the US supply chain, including the requirement of placing unique identifiers on medicine packaging that can... Read More
at Friday, May 11, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope visits East Tennessee

Last week, members of the Dispensary of Hope team visited dispensing sites in East Tennessee. The team had a great opportunity to see sites from three different cities in action, serving the most vulnerable of their communities. The sites visited were: East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Charitable Pharmacy in Johnson City, University of Tennessee Medical Center Pharmacy in Knoxville, and Morgan County Medical Center in Wartburg. ETSU Charitable Pharmacy  The team at ETSU... Read More
at Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pharmacy in Population Health

Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Dispensary of Hope, shares a brief overview of pharmacy's role in population health.   Last week, the Dispensary of Hope hosted its Population Health Summit: "Exploring Population Health Management & the Pharmacist's Role." The summit delved into research and showcased ongoing efforts across the United States to provide medication access to vulnerable populations. With the help of our... Read More
at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Association for Accessible Medicines Launches National Prescription Safety Program on College and University Campuses

The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) has partnered with education technology leader EVERFI, Inc. to provide an online course on prescription drug safety to colleges and universities across the U.S.  To learn more about the impact of this new nationwide educational initiative, read the full article here .  Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Starting Point for DSCSA Data Compliance

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was enacted in 2013 to improve the safety and security of medication distribution and dispensing in the United States, by keeping illegitimate product out of the supply chain.  Its detailed and multi phased implementation is changing the ways transactions happen, from manufacturers to the wholesale channel and finally to points of dispensing and patients.  There are many incremental steps along the path to full adoption, which began in 2-13... Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Why you Should Talk to Your Doctor About Drug Pricing

As drug prices rise, the number of patients abandoning their prescription medications is increasing.  One reason for prescription abandonment stems from the reluctance health providers and patients have in addressing the elephant in the room: financial affordability concerns.  Clinicians are beginning to account for the profound impact financial constraints have on treatments and how these should be handled as viable medical concerns.  Talking to your provider can lead to lower... Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dispensary of Hope Featured in Tennessee Hospital Association

Last month, the Tennessee Hospital Association featured an article on the Dispensary of Hope program. The article highlights the Dispenary of Hope program for dispensing sites. We look forward to helping more sites reach more vulnerable patients in the United States. Read more here !   Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dispensary of Hope Highlighted in HealthCare Distributor

The destruction and devastation inflicted by hurricane's Harvey and Irma were unprecedented. Among the many difficulties faced during these two disasters was the lack of medication access.  During both hurricane events, the Dispensary of Hope reached out to its industry association partners at the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) to facilitate the requests across the industry.  The response from our... Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

APhA 2018 Annual Meeting

Come see us at the APhA Annual Meeting! APhA's 2018 Annual Meeting is being held in Nashville from March 16-18 . If you are attending, stop by to meet our team at booth #145 . We look forward to seeing you there! Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dispensary of Hope & Aurobindo Pharma

We are so grateful for the longstanding relationship with Aurobindo Pharma, and their commitments to helping the uninsured populations. We are proud of this important partnership and the impact its making to improve medication access to the vulnerable. Read the full story here .  Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Improving Health with Lachman Consultants

Another great article authored by our CEO, sounding the call for a change in our perspectives to improving the health of the vulnerably uninsured. Read the full article here ! Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018