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ISMP Medication Safety Alert June 2015Medpass
August 02, 2015

ISMP Medication Safety Alert June 2015

We will start posting all ISMP Medication Safety Alerts to the "Documents" section in our facility portal.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Generic Namenda Now AvailableMedpass
August 02, 2015

Generic Namenda Now Available

Save your patients the expense of having to purchase Namenda XR. Ask your physician to switch to the generic or request the pharmacy to recommend the dosage from XR to generic Namenda.

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By Laura Lindberg

Proposed Changes to Nursing Home Rules: Biggest Changes in 24 YearsLTC Industry News
July 20, 2015

Proposed Changes to Nursing Home Rules: Biggest Changes in 24 Years

CMS released a preliminary copy of the proposed Reforms for Medicare/Medicaid LTC Requirements. These significantly amend the requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Top 10 Deficiencies 2015Survey
July 20, 2015

Top 10 Deficiencies 2015

Top 10 Deficiencies in 2015 by F Tag Cited for North / South San Diego and Statewide

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

National Alert Issued: Hospitals Should Use Only Medication Dosing Cups with mL MeasurementsMedpass
July 13, 2015

National Alert Issued: Hospitals Should Use Only Medication Dosing Cups with mL Measurements

Recommending the replacement of dosage cups that measure liquid medications in fluid drams with cups that measure only in metric (mL)

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By Mais Faraj

Narcotic Refill Request HotlineAbout SCRx
June 22, 2015

Narcotic Refill Request Hotline

We have a new hotline just for controlled medication requests.

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By Danielle Sanderson

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best ChoicePharmacy News
June 12, 2015

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best Choice

If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined.

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By Mais Faraj

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To PrepareSurvey
June 09, 2015

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To Prepare

The national rollout of the Focused Dementia Care Survey has begun. As expected, the implementation of these standalone surveys began in Texas, but additional states are expected to jump on the bandwagon during the current fiscal year (i.e., prior to Oct. 1, 2015), according to survey-and-certification memo 15-31-NH.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.