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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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