Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy, located at the Pine Point Plaza at Rts.903 & 534 in Albrightsville, offers all of its prescription customers a complimentary service called the Parata PASS System (Patient Adherence Strip System), also referred to as the Carrigan’s OnePac, which consists of patient specific, individually packaged and sealed medication packs that reside on a perforated strip. Each strip is carefully prepared by Carrigan’s professionals and checked by their technician and pharmacist. Each Carrigan’s OnePac is clearly printed with all of the patient’s information:
As for the benefits of the Carrigan’s OnePac, they are numerous. The pack strip not only acts as a guide and reminder to appropriately administer medication but also as an aid to keep the patient on track. It also can eliminate the risk of overdose if he/she forgets whether or not the previous dose was taken. This package system is not restricted to medications in pill form; even vitamins can be packaged and also such things as inhalers or liquid meds can be included with an empty but labeled reminder pack included in the strip. Independent patients can easily take a packet with them should they go out for a meal or out on an excursion. As for refills and medication changes, Carrigan’s makes that easy, too, as the program requires direct communication between your doctor and the Carrigan’s pharmacist.
Failure to adhere to medication regimens are known to result in increased health care costs through increased use of medical resources such as physician’s visits, laboratory tests, unnecessary additional treatments, emergency room visits as well as hospital admissions. Non-adherence may also result in treatment failure and even death.
The Carrigan’s OnePac/Parata PASS System is also beneficial in helping health care and long-term care professionals easily, safely and accurately administer medications to their patients and residents.
To discover more about or to take advantage of the complimentary Carrigan’s OnePac Program, please visit www.CarrigansRx.com, stop in the store for a private consultation or call 570-722-8861.