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States permitting the use of medical marijuana have found decreases in opioid overdose deaths and use of opioids for chronic pain. A recent report found that between 1999 and 2010, states that permitted medical marijuana use ha...

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A recent study by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discovered that medication errors or adverse drug events had occurred during around half of surgeries occurring over 7 months from 2013-2014. According to a

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Three recent reports examined the issue of leftover prescription opioids and the effectiveness of community drug disposal programs. The first report showed that opioid prescriptions returned for disposal had greater than 60% of th...

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“Big Data” has become a popular term describing the volume, variety, and need to retrieve and process data that helps meet the demands of a business. Healthcare presents one of the most complex types of data of any industr...

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Over the past few months, the price of drugs has gotten a lot of attention. It was an issue on Capitol Hill, on the campaign trail, and in the media. With all this discussion, there are still no easy answers. As pharmacists, we’...

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It is National Handwashing Awareness Week through December 10, 2016. And while it may seem like a no-brainer for healthcare professionals, the spread of germs due to ineffective hadwashing is still a concern throughout the healthc...

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This episode features David J. Fong, PharmD, former retail pharmacy senior executive who is now president of Dave Fong Rx Consulting, Inc., discussing trends and top opportunities likely to impact the retail pharmacy industry i...

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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) issued its Chapter 800 guidelines on hazardous drug handling in healthcare settings in February 2016, and its Compounding Expert Committee has set an implementation deadline of July 1, 2018....

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In last month’s article, I took a look at issues related to use of opioids and benzodiazepines leading to ED visits and overdose deaths in the U...

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