Pharmacists in Texas Provide Calm Amidst the Storm of Hurricane Harvey
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.