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Heart Patients and Medication Errors

By AHS | July 05, 2012
Consequences of mistakes - such as forgetting to take certain drugs or taking the wrong dose - can range from side effects like constipation to more serious drops in blood pressure. Two percent of errors were life-threatening.

Hospitals involved in the study were already taking steps to prevent medication mistakes in addition to the extra pharmacist intervention, said Dr. Sunil Kripalani, the study's lead author from the Vanderbilt University Medical Cent

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

By AHS | June 29, 2012
By:  The Redheaded Pharmacist

The United States Supreme Court has just ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act.  The 5-4 decision settles the legal argument surrounding the 2010 healthcare reform legislation passed by Congress under the Obama administration.

The landmark decision by the Supreme Court upholds what most people consider to be President Obama’s signature piece of legislation.  Under the ruling the healthcare reform law is upheld under the argument that the controversial individual mandate is in fact constitutional by classifying it as a tax.

That legal clarification allows the healthcare law to stand.  The remaining provisions of the he

Freaky Friday!

By AHS | June 29, 2012
At AHS PharmStat, we know how hard pharmacist and pharmacy technicians work.  And some days are just better than others…









That’s why each Friday we are going to post Freaky Friday!  Tell us …The good.  The bad.  And…the “Freak of the Week”.  Share with others in the industry some “behind the counter” experiences you faced this past

HIV Testing To Be Available At Pharmacies And Retail Stores

By AHS | June 27, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled a new two-year initiative to train pharmacists and clinic staff members at retail stores to administer rapid HIV testing, in efforts to make testing easily accessible and available on a widespread scale.

The CDC said that the pilot program, announced today, includes 24 different cities and communities. The Associated Press reported that when this $1.2 million pilot program is completed, the results from the initiative will be analyzed to figure out how to move forward.

“Our goal is to make HIV testing as routine as a blood pressure check," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, M.D., director of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, in a statement. "This initiative is o

Testimonial Tuesday!

By AHS | June 26, 2012
Each Tuesday we will post a testimonial from one of our very own pharmacist, pharmacy technicians or pharmacy owners.

Testimonial: "We will definitely be using AHS as our staffing agency.  We were very happy with the Pharmacist they placed in our pharmacy - she did a fantastic job!  AHS PharmStat is our “agency of choice” and we are very happy with the service provided." ~Brad

If you would like to submit a testimonial, send it to: AHS PharmStat Testimonial.




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