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'All head impacts are not the same'

P&T November 2019
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Two decades after the landmark To Err Is Human report was published, patient safety has improved but medication errors remain a significant problem.

Amantadine had the highest response rate as an awakening agent among TBI patients in the ICU in this retrospective chart review study.

Shouldn’t engaging physicians in formulary decisions improve formulary adherence? This study at an academic medical center found otherwise.

Health Care & Law

Digital health products are coming on strong, and P&T committees and health care professionals will have to manage their use.


Prescription: Washington

CMS proposes new standard electronic prior authorization.

Medication Errors

Workarounds may get the job done but may let long-term problems fester.

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