Pharmacy

Augmented reality using KARE

Augmented reality using KARE, Keele University

By Rob Benson 12:29 pm March 19, 2018
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has urged the NHS to go faster and further in building on its reputation as a ‘hotbed of innovation’.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst deploys cloud-based drug knowledge to support Nebraska's PDMP.
Michigan kicked its PDMP up a notch to clamp down on opioids
By Bill Siwicki 09:17 am March 14, 2018
Michigan, like much of the rest of this country, is in the midst of an opioid crisis. The number of opioid prescriptions, individuals in substance use disorder programs and, worst of all, opioid-related drug overdose deaths have all increased from 2011 to 2015 in the state.
opioid crisis
By Bill Siwicki 11:52 am March 08, 2018
Medicomp Systems launches new addiction care management system and DrFirst unveils new mobile e-prescribing system.
opioids
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm February 28, 2018
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act calls for mandated e-prescribing under Medicare Part D, starting in 2020.
PDMP data

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, introduced a bill to incentivize states that share prescription drug monitoring program data with law enforcement. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 27, 2018
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, is designed to help law enforcement better identify bad actors.

A traditional Chinese medicine hall in China.

By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm February 26, 2018
The company plans to broaden its knowledge of traditional Eastern healing techniques, creating a taxonomy for its Embase biomedical literature database. 
Medication management challenges
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By BD 02:46 pm February 26, 2018
Thomas Utech, PharmD, vice president of solutions management at BD, draws upon his experience as a pharmacist to provide some perspective on the HIMSS Analytics 2017 Medication Management and Safety Study results.
Jeremy Hunt
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 am February 23, 2018
The announcement comes after a new review found that more than 230 million errors occur every year in England in the medication process.

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