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Merry Christmas!
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  2020 has been a difficult and challenging year for everyone, but we all have so much to be thankful for.  At OctariusRx we are thankful for all the clients who have been with us for years, as well as the new partners who joined us in 2020.  We are also thankful for our entire team, who works tirelessly to provide exceptional services…we could not do it without them.  Thank you to everyone who has helped make this a successful year.  We appreciate the support and trust we have from our clients, team members, family, and friends.   

Is it Safe to Use a Compounding Pharmacy?
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Is it Safe to Use a Compounding Pharmacy?

Whether it’s the ongoing drug shortages or the need for a specialty product, the use of compounding pharmacies, specifically outsourcing facilities, is often convenient, if not a necessity. How safe is a compounding pharmacy/outsourcing facility? Is there a way to screen the good from the bad one? In this post we discuss the safety of compounded medications and what you can do to enhance patient safety and reduce your liability.

What Herbal and Vitamin Supplements Increase the Risk of Bleeding?
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What Herbal and Vitamin Supplements Increase the Risk of Bleeding?

What Herbal, and vitamin supplements increase the risk of bleeding? Believe it or not, the list is longer than you’d expect and the risk is real. Herbal supplements can impact surgery in various ways, from additive sedation to increased bleeding risk. It’s important that the entire team be aware ahead of time, but patients don’t usually disclose herbal supplements because they may not consider them to be medications. So how are you screening your patients and mitigating this risk?

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