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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Johnston K, Alley L, Novak K
Pharmacists' attitudes, knowledge, utilization, and outcomes involving prescription drug monitoring programs: a brief scoping review.
Researchers sought to identify and synthesize findings from current literature on community pharmacists' attitudes toward, knowledge of, and registration and utilization behaviors regarding prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). While considered studies varied greatly in methodological approach, generally, pharmacists' attitudes and knowledge of PDMPs positively influenced likelihood to register and use state's program. The researchers recommended pharmacist-targeted PDMPs and opioid safety training in order to increase knowledge of and insight into behavioral change.
Citation: Johnston K, Alley L, Novak K . Pharmacists' attitudes, knowledge, utilization, and outcomes involving prescription drug monitoring programs: a brief scoping review. J Am Pharm Assoc 2018 Sep - Oct;58(5):568-76. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.06.003..
Keywords: Medication, Provider: Pharmacist, Policy
Trogdon JG, Shafer PR, Shah PD
Are state laws granting pharmacists authority to vaccinate associated with HPV vaccination rates among adolescents?
Researchers explored whether state laws allowing pharmacists to administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations to adolescents are associated with a higher likelihood of HPV vaccine uptake. They concluded that, as currently implemented, state laws allowing pharmacists to administer HPV vaccine to adolescents were not associated with uptake.
Citation: Trogdon JG, Shafer PR, Shah PD . Are state laws granting pharmacists authority to vaccinate associated with HPV vaccination rates among adolescents? Vaccine 2016 Aug 31;34(38):4514-19. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.056.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Infectious Diseases, Policy, Provider: Pharmacist, Vaccination