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In Southeast Asia, patients aren’t finishing their TB medications. Why?

There are many reasons why patients in Southeast Asia do not take their full courses of TB medications. This non-adherence causes multi-drug resistant strains of TB (MDR-TB), which poses a deadly threat to health worldwide. We must improve TB treatment adherence in Southeast Asia, where MDR-TB is rising. In order to do that, we need to understand the barriers to treatment that patients face, which include: 1) Lack of knowledge and misinformation about treatment When a TB patient undergoes treatment, they will start to feel better just a few weeks after starting treatment. Oftentimes, when this happens the patient wrongfully assumes that their TB is

5 ways young pharmacists are changing the profession

The pharmaceutical industry is changing substantially, leading to the creation of new career paths for pharmacists in primary care, retirement homes, and emergency services. In order to fulfill these new demands, the industry needs to empower the leaders of tomorrow— young pharmacists. Thankfully, there is no lack of young pharmacists: according to the user demographic data generated by mClinica’s SwipeRx platform, the average age of pharmacy professionals in Southeast Asia is 28 years. Here are 5 ways that young pharmacists are already impacting the profession: 1) Young pharmacists educate the public One of the biggest problems pharmacists face is