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2008-10-30 15:00:39

ForHealth Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in I.V. medication safety and hospital pharmacy automation, recently announced the installation of its robotic I.V. dose preparation system, IntelliFill i.v., at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN. IntelliFill i.v. will enable the hospital's pharmacy to automate its I.V. drug preparation process to reduce medication errors, increase patient safety, and lower costs. The new system was activated in September 2008. Methodist University Hospital...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

By Virginia Matthews PHARMACY Today pharmacists aren't just doling out drugs - they're giving medical advice, too. By Virginia Matthews If you think a pharmacist still wears a white coat and just dispenses pills, think again. Changes to medicine in the past decade have seen the profession move to the heart of the health agenda, and pharmacists are in demand across all areas of public health - patient care, product development, academic research or specialist areas such as veterinary...

2008-08-22 18:00:43

By TOM BREEN West Virginia's free clinics are balking at proposed rules that would change how they dispense prescription medication. They warn that rules being drafted by the state Board of Pharmacy will make it harder for them to give medication to the thousands of West Virginians without health insurance who rely on the clinics. But the board, which successfully sought the ability to make the rules during this year's legislative session, says the new regulation will improve patient...

2008-07-23 12:01:22

By Lora Hines, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif. Jul. 22--California pharmacists are turning away some Medi-Cal patients whose prescriptions now cost more to fill than the state will cover. On July 1, the state implemented 10 percent across-the-board Medi-Cal payment cuts to most health care providers, including pharmacists, to save the state money and reduce its multibillion-dollar deficit. As a result, pharmacists started losing money on some Medi-Cal patients' prescriptions....

2008-07-16 09:01:19

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have voted to override President's George W. Bush's veto of H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. In response Bruce T. Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), issued the following statement: "America's 23,000 community pharmacies have just been given the prescription for success in the healthcare marketplace. The passage of this bill will...

2008-07-15 12:01:00

WHO: Dennis Tribble, Pharm.D. Chief Pharmacy Officer for ForHealth Technologies and Chairman of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Section on Pharmacy Informatics and Technology. Tribble has more than 30 years of professional experience working in hospital pharmacies and has published extensively on hospital pharmacy operations and hospital pharmacy automation. WHAT: Tribble is calling on the hospital pharmacy community to increase its awareness of the...

2008-04-17 15:00:57

ROCKVILLE, Md. and NEWTON, Mass., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InforMedix Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: IFMX) , providing Med-ePhone(TM), Med-eMonitor(TM), and Med-eXpert(TM) Systems to improve medication adherence and health status monitoring, and InnovationRx, a provider of prescription medication adherence solutions, announced an agreement to market and sell a combined product line to a broad spectrum of Federal and State Governmental Agencies, insurance companies, health plans,...

2008-02-14 09:01:00

By A.J. Hostetler, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Feb. 14--Walking through Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Forest) after visiting a newborn, 2-year-old Will Cox was captivated by a blue-eyed robot wheeling by in the hall. "I want to go look at it," he announced to his mother, Sharon Cox of Richmond, and his older brothers, Carr and Spencer. Will pointed as the robot, called "Rosie D. Spencer" by hospital staff, announced in a stilted female voice it was "crossing [pause] hallway" and headed...

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2008-01-11 11:15:00

A device using a new technology intended to ensure high-risk medications are correctly compounded at hospital pharmacies was recently tested at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in the University of Michigan Health System.  The test showed the device consistently identified and validated the proper formulations of seven intravenous drugs and prevented five potentially serious medication errors over an eighteen month time period.  "Errors in compounding these types of medications are...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.