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Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Pharmacists
Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for PharmacistsWe asked pharmacists from all over the country what resolutions pharmacists should make in 2018. Here's what they said.
The Dangers of Texting Medical Orders
The Dangers of Texting Medical OrdersWhat might seem like a convenient option has led to serious errors.
ISMP Issues Alert, Urges Pharmacist Intervention
ISMP Issues Alert, Urges Pharmacist InterventionDiabetes patients are making fatal errors with their insulin pens—pharmacists can help.
ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient deathMore education is needed for diabetic patients after a patient died from incorrectly using an insulin pen, according to a new warning from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
High-Alert Medications
High-Alert MedicationsHigh-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
Balancing Act: Dealing with Stress in the Pharmacy
Balancing Act: Dealing with Stress in the PharmacyIt's no news that pharmacists are stressed, but how is it affecting job performance—and how do pharmacists cope?
Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Improve Medication SafetyRevised ISMP tool helps pharmacies see where they may be missing best practices.
As More Canadian Provinces Mandate Error Reporting, U.S. Experts Call for Similar LawsOntario joins Nova Scotia in making medication dispensing error reporting mandatory, but no states have enacted similar laws.
Safety Concerns Over Some Hepatitis C DrugsThe ISMP has issued a report that links several direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C to serious adverse side effects. But drug makers take issue.
Oral Anticoagulant Safety, Apixaban, Statins and VTEAccording to a recent report from the Institute of Safe Medication practices (ISMP), FDA received 34,765 adverse drug event reports for oral anticoagulants in 2015.