Santye, L. (2017). Pharmacists in Texas Provide Calm Amidst the Storm of Hurricane Harvey. Specialty Pharmacy Times.
In this article, the CEO of a pharmacy with locations across Texas shares lessons learned from his organization’s experience during Hurricane Harvey. Key lessons learned include: contacting patients in advance of a storm and ensuring that they have sufficient supplies of medications to last more than just a few days; tracking down patients after a storm using social media; using courier services to send medications to patients who cannot get to the stores; and using a wholesaler with robust back-up power and monitoring capabilities to store temperature-controlled medications.