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Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderlyClinical
June 04, 2018

Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly

The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being used in nursing homes across the country.

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By Amir Amini

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterClinical
November 24, 2017

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disaster

The hurricane that wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico last month has disrupted production of widely used IV solutions. We are doing what we can do deal with this nationswide shortgage

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By Mais Faraj

CNN Investigates: The little red pill being pushed on the elderlyClinical
October 12, 2017

CNN Investigates: The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

We have seen a spike in Nuedexta use at nursing homes. This med often is not covered - and the pharmacy or SNF lands up paying. CNN Investigates - click through a must read.

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By Amir Amini

Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia InfectionsClinical
July 12, 2016

Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections

STOP using liquid docusate

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By Mais Faraj

Product Recall - Abbott ORAL NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTSClinical
May 20, 2016

Product Recall - Abbott ORAL NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

Abbott has initiated a recall of the lots below of non-retail, 8oz. metal can products because some cans may have a different color, smell, taste or texture - inconsistent with other lots of Abbott nutritionals

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By Mais Faraj

New Label FDA Recommendations For MetforminClinical
April 25, 2016

New Label FDA Recommendations For Metformin

FDA is requiring labeling changes regarding the recommendations for metformin-containing medicines for diabetes to expand metformin’s use in certain patients with reduced kidney function.

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By Mais Faraj

Flu Outbreak?Clinical
March 07, 2016

Flu Outbreak?

We have many flu cases showing up in San Diego and some facilities were considered as outbreak.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Cefazolin Trumps Nafcillin for MSSA InfectionClinical
October 11, 2015

Cefazolin Trumps Nafcillin for MSSA Infection

For patients infected with methicillin-susceptibleStaphylococcus aureus (MSSA), outcomes with cefazolin are similar to those with nafcillin, the recommended first-line therapy, according to a new study.

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By Mais Faraj