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Failure to Contact Patient Leads to Severe Health Consequences, Lawsuit
Patient sues pharmacy citing communication gaps after prescription was located
Parent Requests Son Not Be Permitted to Pick Up Medications From Pharmacy
Dispensing an opiate despite this request leads to
the son’s death and a negligence lawsuit
Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017
The act would have permitted health care facilities to stock up on compounded medications without forcing the supplying 503A pharmacies to register as outsourcing facilities.
Pharmacist Sues Former Employer, Alleges Employment Discrimination
Selection of a different candidate to manage a national nuclear pharmacy chain spurs gender-based discrimination lawsuit.
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022 Aims to Combat Disparities
Federal legislation addresses variety of issues and seeks to build on gains made under the Affordable Care Act.
Naloxone Training Requirements Vary Among States
New access laws allow pharmacists to establish standing orders with specific physicians or follow blanket, statewide protocols.
Immunization Injection Injury Occurs at Pharmacy
Importance of clear and accurate documentation is emphasized in patient claim for compensation.
Appellate Court Upholds Agency’s Denial of Physician Practice Proposal
Assessment follows state board of pharmacy ruling against request to open an in-office pharmacy.
Court Addresses Liability in Dispensing Controlled Substances
Lawsuit asserts physician, pharmacist negligence in patient’s fatal overdose after she received alprazolam, oxycodone, oxymorphone.
California Modifies End of Life Option Act
Amendments reflecting more contemporary options could raise ethical questions for health care workers.
Clinical Trials of Veterinary Medications Differ From Drugs for Human Use
FDA regulations under Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act outline efficacy, safety requirements for animal pharmaceuticals.
National Practitioner Data Bank Aims to Reduce Malpractice
Government’s database include health care professionals in many categories, including pharmacists.
California Requires State Universities to Offer Access to Medication Abortion on Campus
32 public colleges with combined enrollment of more than 700,000 students must comply with law by January 2023.
Pharmacist Imposter Flees Premises
Question Before the Court: is police detention legally permissible, or does it constitute an unlawful arrest?
Is There Unlawful Discrimination in Prescription Medication Benefit Plan?
Court evaluates whether allegations based on the Americans With Disabilities Act are sufficient for lawsuit to proceed
Mandatory Vaccination for Health Professionals Is Widely Debated
Should workers be required to receive immunizations to protect public well-being?
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