On the Agenda: 
eHope Survey Results ehope

Thank you to everyone who answered the eHope Survey Question, "If you could give advice for a new facility joining the Dispensary of Hope Network, what would it be?"  The results are in and we are so thankful for the responses, here are a few of the highlights! 

New Webinar Series webinar

The Dispensary of Hope team is excited to announce a new WEBINAR SERIES! During the Charitable Formulary Review webinars, we will discuss the recent Charitable Formulary refresh with our Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Hillary Blackburn, PharmD. Attending sites will have the opportunity to ask questions or share best practices on utilizing the Dispensary of Hope Charitable Formulary. All times are in central, click the webinar name to register!
  • October 14th, 2020 12 - 1pm - Charitable Formulary Review, link coming soon.  

Pharmacist Focus: Genitourinary Disorders - Urinary Incontinencefocus
By Dustin Chandler, PharmD Candidate 2020
Belmont University College of Pharmacy

One major issue that affects the United States population is genitourinary disorders. The biggest reason these disorders are such an issue to our patients stems mainly from how many disorders fall under this category. For example, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, sexual dysfunction, obstructive uropathy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), over active bladder, urinary tract infections, or any infection of the parts can all be classified as genitourinary disorders. It would be a monumental task to do an overview of all disorders, so this article will focus on urinary incontinence which affects approximately 33 million  Americans1 (roughly 10%), with a large portion of them being older and women. Urinary incontinence occurs quite frequently in adults as they age. 

* On Monday September 2nd, the Dispensary of Hope will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Please see the adjusted ordering and shipping schedule below. 
  • Delivery - Orders that normally ship on Mondays will instead ship on Tuesday September 3rd. Please refer to your FedEx tracking email for the most current tracking information, as your shipment will likely arrive one day later than usual. 
  • eHope Ordering - You may continue to order through eHope as usual. If you have a ship day of Monday or Tuesday, you need to submit your order by midnight, Thursday August 29th to ensure shipment after labor day.


Free Resource - Insulin Supplies bdsyringe

One of our network partners, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Charitable Pharmacy in Johnson City, TN, recently shared a resource for insulin syringes and needles that we are happy to share with the entire network! BD's sample distribution program provides free insulin syringes and needles to facilities. Through BD's sample website, ordering is simple; just find and select the quantity of the desired items, fill out contact and shipping information, and submit! Each site is able to receive up to four boxes of insulin syringes and four boxes of pen needles each month, per provider. Through the use of the provider's NPI or license number, sites can access this free resource. If you have the staff resources, you can enter multiple providers information to get a good stock of syringes and needles to keep on site for those patients who are unable to afford these supplies. 

The team at the Dispensary of Hope loves hearing these best practices and sharing them throughout the network. During the December 4th webinar ( Register), we will discuss more resources like this that your facility can implement to help care for the low income and uninsured. To learn more about BD's free products, you can visit their website here

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Logan White, Kasey Gregory, Josh Hagar, DeBorah Ashton, & Mary Olson 
Account Managers
Phone: 615-736-5075
Dispensary of Hope www.dispensaryofhope.org
2700 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37207