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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. 

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.

COVID 19 is impacting the drug supply chain and leading to dangerous shortages
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COVID 19 is impacting the drug supply chain and leading to dangerous shortages

COVID 19 is impacting the drug supply chain and leading to dangerous shortages.  By now, if you haven’t been impacted by drug shortages, you have at least heard about them.  As the pandemic continues, the drugs impacted have changed and the shortages have become more critical.  Do you use midazolam, fentanyl, propofol or antibiotics?  You will need to have a plan in place to avoid negatively impacting patient care.

Are Expired Medications Still Good?
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Are Expired Medications Still Good?

Are Expired Medications Still Good? As a consultant pharmacist, I get asked this question almost daily. Whether it’s from a patient at home, someone at a nursing facility or an ambulatory surgery center, we all encounter expired medications. Can you still use them? Should you replace them? How should you handle expired medications?

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our team members, clients, vendors, and their families. 

Thanksgiving is about friends, family and giving thanks.  From our OctariusRx family to yours, thank you!

We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for.

“I am grateful for what I am and have.  My Thanksgiving is perpetual.”  Henry David Thoreau

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