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Drug Abusers Can Sue Pharmacists, State Court Rules
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
West Virginia’s highest appellate court recently ruled prescription drug abusers can sue pharmacists for enabling their addictions.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Light or moderate alcohol intake has been associated with health benefits such as reduced risk of cardiovascular events, but these benefits disappear as intake increases.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Noting national drug shortages often disproportionately affect pediatric patients, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) is encouraging the FDA to include child-specific considerations in its policies for preventing and mitigating drug shortages.
Beth Lofgren, PharmD, BCPS
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Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Electronic prescribing technology is permitting pharmacists to focus less on administrative tasks and more on providing direct patient care.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is an increasingly common cause of inpatient mortality, and recurrent CDAD remains clinically challenging.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Patients inaccurately diagnosed by their health care providers are more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotics that can lead to drug resistance, clinical failure, and adverse events.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
To give health-system pharmacists more time to concentrate on patient-centered care, a hospital has enlisted the help of a robot named Tug to deliver medications to nursing stations.

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