A panel of psychiatrists and five clinical pharmacists from different geographic regions of the state was created to consensually agree on evidence-based best practices for the treatment of selected mental health disorders in South Carolina. The panel recommended detailed treatment algorithms as the core of their best practices. The evidenced-based materials and algorithms developed and implemented in the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) were the panel’s
primary source of information. Supplemental information included specific recommendations from a review of primary literature and clinical opinion of the SCORxE mental health panel members. Modifications were made (with permission) to the TMAP content and algorithms as necessary for the SCORxE project, based on the panel’s
consensus or vote. Panel members listed below co-authored all three best practices reports unless otherwise indicated.
SCORxE Mental Health Panel Members (Adrienne Ables, Pharm.D.1 Sandra Counts, Pharm.D.2, Shannon J Drayton, Pharm.D., Kelly Jones, Pharm.D., Markus Kruesi, M.D., Deborah Leverette, M.D., Robert Malcolm, M.D., Joseph McElwee, M.D., John Voris, Pharm.D., C. Wayne Weart, Pharm.D.2)
1 Bipolar Disorder only
2Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder only
Best Practices for the Treatment of Schizophenia in South Carolina - October 2007
Best Practices for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in South Carolina - February 2008
Best Practices Report for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in South Carolina - May 2009
A group of primary care physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals was created to develop an evidence-based best practices report to focus on promoting smoking cessation in primary care. The May 2008 Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service (hereby referred to as PHS Guideline) was the group's primary source of information. Most of the evidence is based on studies of cigarette smoking. In many cases, the PHS Guideline panel believes the results can be generalized to all tobacco users. This report includes additional recommendations from a review of primary literature published since the PHS Guideline was issued. Modifications were made to the PHS Guideline as necessary for the SCORxE project.
SCORxE Writing Group (Sarah Ball, Pharm.D., Leonard Egede, M.D., Nancy Hahn, Pharm.D. , Patrick Mauldin, Ph.D., William Moran, M.D., Jean Nappi, Pharm.D., Sophie Robert, Pharm.D.)
Best Practices for the Promotion of Smoking Cessation in South Carolina - November 2010
A comprehensive literature review was conducted to create an evidence-based report on the management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in pediatric primary
care. The literature review and report utilized several clinical practice guidelines published in the United States and England from 2000 through 2009. The report also provides supplemental information from a number of important recent publications. The scope of the review was restricted to the management of ADHD in children and young adolescents.
(Frank May of the Australian Drug and Therapeutics Information Service)
(Sarah Ball, Pharm.D.,
Sophie Robert, Pharm.D.,
Nancy Hahn, Pharm.D.,
Elizabeth Weed, Pharm.D.)
Primary Care Management of ADHD in Childhood – An Overview of the Literature – December
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