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AI Is Revolutionizing Oncology With a Quantum Leap in Cancer Treatment
AI systems can detect minute anomalies often missed by the human eye, reducing false negatives.
Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Controlled Substance Diversion Detection
AI is able to quickly analyze, identify, and route data for investigation.
Navigating the Path to Safe Compounding in Health Systems
Drug shortages have led to increased use of compounding pharmacy.
Closed-System Transfer Devices Reduce Exposure to Contaminants
When choosing an appropriate system, pharmacists must consider all data, as not all CSTDs are equally effective.
Gabapentin Presents High Potential for Misuse
Although the anticonvulsant is not considered a controlled substance, some state legislation focuses on monitoring the use of or reclassifying it.
Is the 340B Hospitals Battle at the Supreme Court Over?
Decision on payment reductions looks fleeting as ruling also provides HHS with instructions on cost-cutting goals.
Evaluate 503B Facilities for Outsourced Compounds
Complete due diligence before selecting a compounding pharmacy and establishing an outsourcing relationship.
Radio Frequency Identification Enhances Patient Safety
Technology gains traction in health-system pharmacies for drug inventory and to automate applications.
Controlled Substances Prescribing Goes Electronic
Eliminating paper prescriptions allows for greater legibility, security, trackability for pharmacists and providers.
Prescribing Controlled Substances Goes Electronic
Eliminating paper prescriptions allows for greater legibility, security, trackability for pharmacists, providers.
Store, Handle, and Administer Vaccines Safely to Prevent Errors
Pharmacists should stay abreast of changes in formulations and recommendations, foster communication with their staff, and plan proactively.
Help Patients Safely Handle Medications to Improve Adherence
Addressing barriers such as cognitive impairment, cultural issues, and denial can help patients avoid adverse effects.
Law Helps Ensure Safety of the Supply Chain
Pharmacy health-system managers should understand the key components of the drug quality and security act.
Maximize Benefits of IV Workflow Systems
Institute for Safe Medication Practices advocates technology solutions, such as barcode scanning of ingredients
Detect Adverse Events and Medication Errors Using Technology
Digital tools can help pharmacists and other health care providers ensure effective and safe drug use.
Change Management Is a Consideration Beyond the Pandemic
Thoughtful application can reduce resistance and improve overall operations, if consistent steps are followed.
Consider Real Costs Before Implementing a 340B Program
Proposed CMS changes could hurt many health systems that are already struggling due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepare the Pharmacy for the Next Crisis
A well-drafted business continuity plan enables continued operations, mitigates potential risks.
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