Studies have shown a high rate of abuse of prescription drugs by healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, when compared to street drugs, primarily because healthcare professionals can access prescription medications easily and often.
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Smaller hospitals come to grips with a requirement that is essential, unfunded, and compulsory.
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Cardiac arrest code teams need pharmacists. Here's why.
In health systems, close collaboration between pharmacy and nursing results in successful interventions.
Continuous monitoring is what's needed. Fortunately, there's a platform for that.
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Shore Medical Center of Somers Point, N.J. recently informed 213 patients who received intravenous morphine or hydromorphine that they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C.
After a successful medication therapy management (MTM) pilot program involving home visits from pharmacists to reduce hospital readmissions, healthcare executives would like to expand the program.