Pharmacy collaboration helped 1200 people in Dane County

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- As of 2018, the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative (WPQC) has helped 1200 people over the past seven years.

The WPQC is a network of pharmacies with pharmacists who provide medication therapy management services such as comprehensive medication reviews to patients. It's open to people 60 and older with a household income less than $64,000.

Medication reviews identify potential problems and recommend changes to discuss with patients' doctors.

"From a pharmacist standpoint, things can get really complex," said Taylor Watterson with Fitchburg Family Pharmacy. "You may have a primary care doctor writing 'x' number of prescriptions, and you have a cardiologist and an endocrinologist writing for the diabetes medicines, and a dermatologist for creams and patches. It can be a real burden, and medication burden is a real thing that a lot of our patients struggle with."

For a list of pharmacy locations participating in WPQC, click here.