OctariusRx President and Consultant Pharmacist Victor Alves is presenting “Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Ambulatory Surgery Centers”, a live continuing education program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Happy New Year! May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity.
It’s that time of year again. Unbelievably, we are quickly approaching 2022 and it’s time to look back at of the biggest topics of 2021. Every year is full of actionable headlines to consider and challenges to overcome. Our goal is to help our clients navigate successfully though the important issues of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Below is a summary of the top ten topics that generated the most questions and interest in 2021.
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.
Our Christmas Wish list is succinct this year. After enduring nearly two years on the COVID-19 rollercoaster, we have become more grateful for the more modest things in life. This week we are discussing simple things facilities can ask Santa for that would make surveys easier. What’s on your list?
In this week’s post, we are discussing three things to do now to avoid deficiencies in the new year. There are always additional tasks to be completed and our work is never done, but there are items we take for granted that have a large impact on patient safety and survey success. Here are three items you should review to make sure you end the year on a good note and begin the new year strong.
Drug shortages currently stand at over 100 different medications with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noting 111 products as being unavailable.
Opioid use has decreased, but overdoses have increased: How is that possible? Over the last decade, prescriptions for opioids have gone down significantly. Despite this, the number of drug related overdoses has increased. How can we have fewer prescriptions, fewer opioids and yet more people dying from overdoses? How does this impact our patients and prescribers?
Happy Thanksgiving to all our team members, clients, vendors, and their families.
U.S Antibiotic Awareness Week kicks off tomorrow (November 18th) and runs through November 24th.