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40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

...rents. Pharmacists said the most common off-label dispensing of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines invol...hat many pharmacists may not realise that they are dispensing off-label. And a third said they didnt feel they had a responsibility to inform parents of off-lab...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...ll as varying dosage forms. Health professionals dispensing medications based on the brand name only may misinterpret the drug the patient needs, if their country uses that same or similar brand name for a different drug. Researchers are advocating for the creation of an international organization or the pr...

Ranbaxy Labs Extends Roots in South Africa

...verage market share among wholesalers, pharmacies, dispensing doctors and consumers. Ranjan Chakravarti, Ranbaxy's Regional Director Africa and Latin America, added: "Ranbaxy entered South Africa with a business model that aimed to meet the country's need for access to affordable healthcare for a wide cross-s...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

... and then, although his injured comrades said that dispensing drugs was as strictly controlled as every other aspect of life in PTRP, it essentially blamed the dead man as a doper and the others as slackers for not reporting his drug problem. After Scarano's death, the Army initiated an investigation and issu...

Professional Wrinkle Cream Launched With 6x the Elastin

...e and Hyaluronic acid in an airless pump container dispensing precise amounts....

Asthmatics Arrived in Hyderabad to Take Fish Medicine

...District Collector R.V. Chandravadhan said 24 fish dispensing counters have been opened at the venue. For the first time, advance tokens were issued for the patients. He said over 8,000 advance bookings through tokens were registered till Wednesday. The distribution of the drug will begin at 9.10 p.m. Friday ...

Insomnia Affects Job Performance A New Survey

...attributed to a significant increase in medication dispensing errors, charting deviations from standard practice...ely being addressed. Survey Findings Medication dispensing errors were reported more frequently in nurses experiencing difficulty staying asleep, characterized...

Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors

...verage of 14.1 prescriptions per hour. The risk of dispensing potentially harmful combinations of medications that could result in a drug interaction increased by 3 percent for each additional prescription filled per hour. The study also found that computerized interaction alerts and telephone, Internet, and ...

Generic Drug Utilization On The Rise

... Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), generic dispensing has increased among private third-party payers growing by 9 percent over the past year - from 48.4 percent in 2005 to 52.6 percent in 2006. The most recent CMS data demonstrate that generic use among those enrolled in the Medicare drug benefit is 13...

New Regulation to Check Medication Errors

...ion performed by a pharmacy technician relative to dispensing a prescription had to be verified and documented in writing by a pharmacist, but the new regulation will enable hospital pharmacists to devote their time to activities designed to reduce errors, such as working with physicians and nurses to evaluate ...

Indian Men Need Smaller Condoms

...r smaller condoms there should be vending machines dispensing different sizes all around the country,” he added. "Smaller condoms are on sale in India. But there is a lack of awareness that different sizes are available. There is anxiety talking about the issue. And normally one feels shy to go to a chemist's...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

...ondom machine in the boys' loos, next to a machine dispensing emergency contraception. "This was a central plank of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy - which has been very lucrative for emergency contraception manufacturers - but it was wrong from the start." A Department of Health spokesman said:...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...ly trained so that they are more responsible while dispensing drugs. To give an impetus to a nation-wide movement on healthy practices, the drug manufacturing companies should resort to responsible advertising that is not driven by mere bottom line figures. The Silver Lining: The 2006 Drug Policy is equip...

Effects Of Autism On Brain Much Wider Than Presumed

... found that the autistic children had difficulties dispensing information on sensory, motor, language, memory and reasoning areas, but remained unaffected in the more basic sensory abilities such as touch, pain, position and vibration. The scientists explained that they suspect that autism is caused by the br...

Paper Prescriptions Give Way to e-Prescriptions in Northern Ireland

... the EPES is about modernising the prescribing and dispensing process to improve patient safety, lower administration costs and reduce fraud in the provision of health care in Northern Ireland." In England, the NHS had proposed the delivery of an electronic prescription service as part of its national IT pro...

A New System to Displace False Prescription Claims

...aid "EPES is about modernizing the prescribing and dispensing process to improve patient safety, reduce administration costs and reduce fraud in the provision of health care in Northern Ireland." ...

Medication Errors Affect Leukemia Treatment In Children

...errors – that is, incorrect dosages. There were no dispensing errors by a pharmacy. Though there was little clinical impact of the errors in 9 of the 13 patients, errors in 4 children were potentially clinically significant. Three patients failed to receive medications at the appropriate time, increasing the ...

Voluntary Error-Reporting System Ensures Patient Safety

...escribing the wrong dose, followed by a pharmacist dispensing the wrong dose, but a nurse catching the error bef...ne-third were prescribing errors, one-quarter were dispensing errors, 38 percent were administering errors, and 8 percent were documentation errors. Half of all e...

Alberta pharmacists vested with authority to prescribe

...sure. This is slated to spruce up the health-care dispensing system, by making it efficient. Different schools of thought abound regarding how equipped the pharmacists will be to decide the drug, but opinion prevails, that pharmacists can decide in cases where the ailment will benefit from consultation with a...

More Benzene In Soft Drinks Pack Carcinogenic Hazard

...non-beverage grade carbon dioxide is often used in dispensing soft drinks. Then tests are being done. Flavoring water, adding caffeine, phosphoric acid and other deleterious ingredients, does not suddenly make the drinking water standard less than normal. So the FDA is now doing lab tests regarding contamin...

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