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Medication therapy management in and out of the doctor’s office

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, faculty member at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, was hired in 1996 by a 120-physician group practice to control the cost of prescribing. That work evolved into a model for cost effective medication therapy management (MTM) by pharmacists who work closely with physicians. Stebbins is now applying her expertise to help California's underserved seniors get the best medication value for their money. Stebbins and UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty colleagues formed the Partners in D program, which combines the expertise of faculty and student pharmacists from all seven of California's pharmacy schools to help low-income seniors get the best possible benefit from Medicare Part D, Medicare's Prescription Drug Coverage program. Learn more about Stebbins' work in Pharmacy Today.

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Stebbins Integrates MTM Core Elements into Office-based Practice

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About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.