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Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  As we leave 2020 in the rear-view mirror, we look ahead to all the new possibilities the New Year brings.  As is the case every year, we have ongoing projects and exciting plans for some new additions in the coming months.  Every year begins full of hope and promise, and we would like to wish you great success in achieving your dreams and goals this year. 

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.   

The Year in Review: 2020
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The Year in Review: 2020

As we approach 2021, I take a few moments to look back at some of the biggest stories impacting us this year.  Each year is unique and has its own challenges.  When it comes to challenges, we all realize 2020 is unprecedented and will stand out in our memories…often for the wrong reasons.  As a consultant pharmacist, I get asked for advice daily.  In this post, I discuss some of the topics that generated the most questions and drew the most attention from our clients.  This is a small sample of topics we helped our partners with this year.

Working with a Consultant Pharmacist to Open an ASC
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Working with a Consultant Pharmacist to Open an ASC

Working with a Consultant Pharmacist to Open an ASC is something every organization should consider. Opening an ASC requires extensive organization and collaboration between various experts. Involving a highly qualified consultant pharmacist among your team of expert advisors will help ensure patient safety, regulatory compliance, and survey success. Are you considering opening an ASC? Have you gathered all the necessary advisors to ensure your grand opening is as seamless as possible?

Image of Insulin vial - Look-alike-sound-alike risks with flu vaccine and insulin
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Look-alike-sound-alike Risks with Flu Vaccine and Insulin

Look-alike-sound-alike risks with flu vaccine and insulin may not be something you normally consider, but the risk of patient harm is extremely high. Do you have a facility specific look-alike-sound-alike list? Is it updated annually and posted in areas of medication administration? As a consultant pharmacist, I have the following five suggestions for minimizing risks and increasing patient safety.

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