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Sandy Bonfin, PharmD, BCPS

December 20, 2021
Sandy Bonfin, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical pharmacist. She writes about medication optimization, medication intelligence, and health equity.
Articles By Sandy Bonfin, PharmD, BCPS

The Impact of Language Barriers on Health Equity

A Spanish-speaking patient is complaining of being “intoxicado”. The non-Spanish speaking paramedics translate it as being ...

Role of Deprescribing: Reducing Polypharmacy and Drug Interaction Risk

Imagine a scenario when a medication's long-term use is linked to serious adverse drug reactions or another case where there ...

Strategies for Preventing Misprescribing in Healthcare

According to the World Health Organization, unsafe medication practices and medication errors are one of the main causes of ...

How Opioid Medication Management Can Reduce Cost of Care

Since 1999, over 760,000 people have died from drug overdoses—that’s one person every 16 minutes. Many of those drug ...

From Legacy Med. Management to Intelligent Medication Optimization

How a drug reacts in the body varies from person to person. Factors such as age, weight, and kidney function all have an ...

CMS Health Equity Index

According to the American Heart Association, Black Americans experience a 45% higher rate of mortality from stroke and a 30% ...

Comprehensive Medication Management’s Impact on Behavioral Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that about 16% of adults take prescription medications ...

What is Medication Reconciliation and Why is it Important?

Transitions of care, the movement of patients through different settings, are prone to miscommunications, loss of ...

AI in Healthcare to Solve Medication Management

According to a 2019 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, the U.S. healthcare system wastes an ...

7 Methods for Managing Medications for Patients in Chronic Conditions

Patients with chronic conditions have a higher risk of medication-related problems including medication non-adherence. ...