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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?

How to Cut Costs with Benchmarking: Tips from a Consultant Pharmacist
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How to Cut Costs with Benchmarking: Tips from a Consultant Pharmacist

How to cut cost with benchmarking is not a question we normally hear. We know facilities need to obtain and monitor both internal and external benchmarking as a requirement of accrediting organizations such as the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We also know finding cost effective medications is a priority that can have a big impact on profitability. Is it possible to use benchmarking to save money? Yes! And here is how.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Labor Day Weekend from all of us at OctariusRx!

Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work of Americans and allow a day to relax and reflect on a job well done. It’s a time for us to acknowledge all the work that we do throughout the year, and the work that those around us do.

Thank you to our team members, our clients, and vendors for your hard work. We appreciate all that you do throughout the year.

"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition." — Indira Gandhi

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.