Latest Hospital pharmacy Stories

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...

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 hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.