2018 Incentive Grant Recipients

Christine Lin

Project Proposal: Impact of a Pharmacist-administered Long-acting Injectable Antipsychotic Program in a Supermarket-based Community Pharmacy on Medication Adherence

“During my background literature search, I was able to find a number of studies looking at long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAIA) medication adherence. However, this will be the first study, to our knowledge, to focus specifically on LAIA adherence rates within a community-pharmacy setting. “

Dr. Lin is a PGY1 community pharmacy resident with the UCSF School of Pharmacy​ and at Safeway​ Pharmacy in Dublin, CA. As a new pharmacist, she is impressed by the number of specialty injections administered at her home store. When she was a student pharmacist, she was familiar with giving immunizations, but was surprised by the variety of injectable administrations pharmacists are able to perform in a community setting. Within the first month of her residency, she was trained to administer LAIA medications. She looks forward to sharing the progress Albertsons Companies program will continue to make in this field.

Christine Lin hopes this Incentive Grant will “allow for greater visibility regarding the impact of community pharmacists in various patient care service settings. As more people learn about pharmacist roles, we can continue to expand upon our responsibilities as providers.”