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How Hospital Drug Diversion Puts Patients at Risk

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University. This is the second in a series of posts about drug diversion. When healthcare workers divert drugs, it causes great harm to patients. Drug diversion is an ongoing…

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Drug Diversion 101: What You Need to Know

This is the first of a series of articles about drug diversion. Drug diversion by healthcare workers is a multi-faceted, serious issue that has a number of consequences. Not only is the person committing drug diversion affected, the healthcare institution, patients and…

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Moving Away From the WhiteBoard: When Drugs Are in Short Supply

Drug shortages are happening at an alarming rate.   According to a 2013 study by the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 83 percent of cancer doctors reported that they have faced shortages in…

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Decline in Hospital Acquired Conditions

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, the number of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) declined by 17% between 2010 and 2013, which translates into saving more than 50,000 lives. The report, which measured the success of hospitals…

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