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Creighton Pharmacy Student Develops Drug Solution To Save Health System Close to $100,000 AnnuallyPublished: Feb. 9, 2023
A rectal suppository isn’t a prescription most people want to fill. Even worse, having to do it twice in one go.
Tyler Brisso, a fourth-year pharmacy student and Methodist employee, was tasked with creating a solution where both the patient and pharmacy benefit.
“So what I found is the desired strength that’s recommended by most clinical studies, and then I found a recipe to compound that medicine and that desired strength,” said Brisso.
It’s a way to turn two suppositories into one, with a clinically proven effective dosage to treat pancreatitis as a result of a specific endoscopic procedure.
“Tyler kind of hit the ground running with that particular project," said Melanie Ryan, Methodist Jennie Edmundson pharmacy director. “We’re not just doling pills out, so we are making sure that what is prescribed by a provider is the actual best medication for that patient and the safest medication for that patient.”
Brisso’s innovative thinking – to compound indomethacin a commercially found drug – is expected to save the Methodist Health System $100,000 a year.
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