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IOM report: Use technologies, better payer model, and teamwork to combat waste in U.S. healthcare system
A recent IOM report indicates that the adoption of new technology is needed to reduce healthcare waste.
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Pharmacy loyalty programs spur sales
A new study finds that drugstores using loyalty rewards programs will see sales continue to increase despite the poor economy.
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Delayed diagnosis, noncompliance, lack of communication, linked to hindering HIV care, IOM reports
The Institute of Medicine reports that a number of issues are causing a number of barriers to successful HIV care in the United States.
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High-Alert Medications
High-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
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N.Y. hospital retail pharmacy aims to cut readmission rates
Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, N.Y., recently opened the first fully-functioning retail pharmacy in a hospital in the area.
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PPACA moves medication adherence to center stage
The role of pharmacists in medication adherence has taken center stage nationally since last year's passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, when medication adherence and medicationExpand
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FDA approves drug to treat rare bile acid synthesis disorders in kids, adults
FDA approved its first treatment for pediatric and adult patients with bile acid synthesis disorders due to single enzyme defects, and for patients with peroxisomal disorders (including ZellwegerExpand
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How pharmacists can keep up with biosimilar approvals
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its lists of approved biosimilar licensed products, called the “Purple Book”. The invaluable site includes the date a biological product wasExpand
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Minn. ACO uses MTM to reduce hospital readmissions
The Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), based in Minneapolis, Minn., significantly reduced hospital readmissions and emergency room visits by forming an accountable care organization (ACO) team.
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CMS RELEASES MEDICARE PART D PHYSICIAN PRESCRIBING DATA.
  • C. Blank
  • Medicine
  • Medical economics
  • 25 May 2015
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