As anyone who has started a new medicine recently will tell you, taking the drug properly, dealing with potential side effects and drug interactions as well as getting insurance approval can be overwhelming. Imagine how challenging it would be if you're fighting cancer or even simply caring for a sick child and dealing with medication questions or problems.
The Ft. Lauderdale based
NSU College of Pharmacy recently teamed up with the
Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association (ICUBA) and
OptumRX, to create ICUBAcares - a resource which provides more than 15,100 employees of Florida not-for-profit colleges and universities and other educational institutions with answers via a call center to a wide range of questions about their medications.
"Research shows that pharmacists can help improve health outcomes," explained
Goar Alvarez, PharmD, C.Ph., FASCP, Assistant Dean and Director, NSU Clinic Pharmacy. "Our goal is to educate as well as advocate for ICUBA members, empowering them through education and pharmacist care to make better healthcare choices."