Episode 2: Medication Management

December 2021

Managing medications is not always easy. In this episode, Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Steven Erickson talks about how to make the process efficient and safe for people with disabilities and their caregivers.



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In This Episode

Steven Erickson, PharmD

Affiliated Research Faculty at MI-DDI

Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan

Email address: serick@med.umich.edu

Dr. Erickson has worked at MI-DDI as a researcher since 2012. He is a Clinical Pharmacist and Associate Professor the University of Michigan, and has conducted extensive research on safe medication management for people with disabilities and their caretakers. Learn more.



Resources from the Episode

  • Caregiver's Guide to Medications and Aging from the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

  • The Consumer's Guide to Finding Good Medication Management Apps from Script Your Future

  • Erickson SR. In-home Comprehensive Medication Reviews for Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disability: A Pilot Study.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2020;60(6):e279-e291. doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2020.03.019

  • Erickson SR, Basu T, Dorsch M, Kamdar N.  Disparities in the use of guideline-based  pharmacotherapy exist for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and heart failure patients who have intellectual/developmental disabilities in a commercially insured database.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2020;54(10):958-966.  doi.org/10.1177/1060028020916842

  • Erickson SR, Jones J, Gallus K, Houseworth J, Esler A. Potential drug interactions in medication regimens of adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 2021, in press. 

  • Erickson SR, Juncaj S, Buckley C.  Family caregivers of people who have intellectual/ developmental disabilities and asthma: Caregiver knowledge of asthma self-management concepts A pilot study.  British Journal of Learning Disabilities.  2018;46 (3), 172-181
  • Erickson SR, Kamdar, N, Wu, CH.  Adverse Medication Events Related to Hospitalization in     the U.S.: A comparison between Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and those    Without.  Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 2020;125:37-48. doi:10.1352/1944-7558-125.1.

  • Erickson SR, LeRoy B.  Health literacy and medication administration performance by caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities. J Am Pharm Assoc 2015:55:169-177

  • Erickson SR, Nicaj D, Barron S.  Complexity of medication regimens of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. 2017. doi:org/10.3109/13668250.2017.1350836

  • Erickson SR, Salgado TM, Tan X.  Issues in the medication management process in people who have intellectual/developmental disability: a qualitative study of the caregivers' perspective.  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2016;54:4412-426. Doi:10.1352/1934-9556-54.6.412

  • Erickson SR, Yang Y.  Hassles with medication management perceived by caregivers of adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities.  International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 2019 Feb;41(1):131-140. doi: 10.1007/s11096-018-0771-0.

  • The Top 5 Medication Mangagement Apps from Caring Village


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