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  1. Bromfenac(bromday) 0.09%

    Jun 23, 18 10:51 PM

    I am to instill 3 drops into both eyes 3 times a day. Received prescription, of 3 bottles/vials, on 16 Mar 18 and need to know how to figure how long

    Read More

  2. What are some good strategies to preventing medication errors in the pharmacy?

    Apr 22, 18 11:04 PM

    It seems like some of the errors that have been recently made by our pharmacy techs are actually really preventable. Are there any good strategies that

    Read More

  3. Prior Authorization Rejection

    Apr 10, 18 11:13 PM

    This page covers what a Prior Authorization is and why it happens.

    Read More

  4. My 10 yr olds prescription -- Is The Following Situation a HIPPA Violation?

    Apr 10, 18 10:00 PM

    I know someone who is a pharmacy tech. My 10yr.olds medication was called into the pharmacy she works at. Her daughter and my daughters have an on-off

    Read More

  5. My Pharmacy told my mom that I didn't pick up my meds. Is this a Hippa Violation?

    Apr 10, 18 09:26 PM

    My pharmacy told my mom I didn't pick up my meds. Yes, I do have same last name but I have a different address; for all they know, that wasn't my mom.

    Read More

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  7. Two HIPPA Questions: Including, Can Pharmacy Techs counsel patients?

    Mar 27, 18 10:20 PM

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  8. Should pharmacy errors be reported anywhere?

    Mar 27, 18 10:11 PM

    Our pharmacy manager wants us to report any pharmacy error that happens. Why is it important to report errors? Where should we report the errors to?

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    Read More

  10. Wondering how many Percocet I should have left in my bottle?

    Mar 27, 18 08:57 PM

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    Read More

  11. If my pharmacist states the name of my medication very loudly at pickup, is that a Hippa violation?

    Mar 27, 18 08:32 PM

    Is it a HIPAA violation if a pharmacist says what you are taking very loud so others can hear what you are taking?

    Read More

  12. Is Publicly mentioning the name of the drug the patient is on a HIPPA violation?

    Mar 20, 18 08:53 PM

    If the name of the drug is mentioned in order to further assist the patient with getting them the medication, is this a violation of hipaa?

    Read More

  13. Osmolarity/Hospital Potassium Infusion problem (3 Part Question)

    Mar 20, 18 08:43 PM

    At 3:00 P.M., a pharmacist received an order to add 30 mEq/L of potassium chloride to the already running intravenous fluid for a patient. After checking

    Read More

  14. SILICONE RINGS IN A CLEAN ROOM

    Mar 20, 18 08:39 PM

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    Read More

  15. What is a "Root Cause Analysis"? And how does a pharmacy create "healthy safety culture"?

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