Therapeutic substitution: benefits and risks

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published an issue brief on therapeutic substitution. There’s a lot of interest and debate about this practice with organizations like the American Medical Association and the National Consumers League weighing in.

What is therapeutic substitution and how does it impact patients? We discussed this topic with an AstraZeneca pharmacist LeAnn Poole. Click on the video.

What can a patient do to ensure that they get the medication they’ve been prescribed? Learn more about therapeutic substitution and follow these easy tips while at the pharmacy by clicking here or listening to an audio clip.

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