Erin Slazak and Scott Monte, both clinical assistant professors in pharmacy practice, have been the subject of media interest for their recent diabetes study showing the positive impact pharmacists can have in enhancing patient care while decreasing health care costs.
Published last spring in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, the UB study of 50 patients with Type 2 diabetes demonstrated that in just six months, clinical pharmacists, in collaboration with primary-care providers, were able to significantly reduce patients' A1C levels. These clinical improvements occurred while monthly costs per patient went down by approximately $212—around $2,500 for a year—even though there were nominal increases in cost because of medications that were prescribed. Other SoPPS members involved in the study were Nicole Paolini, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Joseph Paladino, professor, pharmacy practice; and Gauri Rao, PharmD student.
This study had been reported on in Buffalo Business First, MedPage Today (national online medical news site) and the UB Reporter. Following a UB news release, it received inquiries from the United States Indian Health Service Corps, as well as local and national news-media outlets.
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