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Friday, March 9, 2018

Houston Man Convicted in $50 Million Drug Scheme

Sad. Now I wonder if this is just the tip of the iceberg. I also wonder about the confidence in patients actually getting the medication they were prescribed. It's a tremendous safety issue. When a patient reports back that the medication we prescribed is not having a desired effect, our assumption is that the correct medication was dispensed (and not tic-tacs), thus we may change medications or escalate dosage. What if the patient they encounters side effects or overdose because, this time, they were dispensed the true medication? We need to have fidelity and reliability in the pharmacy system for best patient safety.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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