This free, downloadable report provides a nationwide snapshot of expert practices--Comprehensive medication
management (CMM) in ambulatory/community pharmacy reveals that clinical pharmacists, in a variety of community
and ambulatory care settings, are optimizing medication use and making an impact on the communities they serve.
CMM seeks to optimize outcomes through the effective and appropriate use of medications, by focusing on the patient
and the clinical and personal goals of therapy. It encompasses all medications and all disease states, so pharmacists
can add, modify and change medications to resolve drug therapy problems to control all conditions. The report,
sponsored by a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation, draws on responses from 618 pharmacy program
directors from 45 states and Puerto Rico, as well as in-depth interviews with leaders from practices delivering CMM
services. It explores the expanding role of pharmacists as patient care medication experts who directly manage
medications through collaborative practice with physicians.