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Posts related to ‘medication’

August 31, 2018
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Prescribing trends to watch: Psychotropics

Jailhouse heroin, Suzie Qs, Squirrel, Quell, Baby heroin, Maq-Ball (marijuana + quetiapine) or Q-ball (cocaine + quetiapine) – these are all street names for a prescription drug called quetiapine. Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medication that antago…

August 31, 2018 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
July 07, 2016
Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
Dispense as written

I am a complex pharmacy nurse for Sedgwick which means my mission in life is to restore injured workers’ lives. I work collaboratively with doctors to change prescribing practices and follow best practices based on national guidelines and the indiv…

July 07, 2016 by Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
October 13, 2015
April Clemens, Business Relationship Manager-PL
Transparency and pharmaceutical drug samples

Kathy Shostek, Vice President Healthcare Risk Management contributed a recent post about the management of drug samples in physician offices. The blog outlined the need for strategies for documentation and management of drug samples for reducing ri…

October 13, 2015 by April Clemens, Business Relationship Manager-PL
August 19, 2015
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
3D drug printers: Better care vs. Safety risks

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an extremely unique drug approval that was the first of its kind. In fact, it was one of the most revolutionary drug-related approvals seen in years. The FDA approved the first 3D printed drug,…

August 19, 2015 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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