You'll hear more about "medication reconciliation."
This is the process of assuring that patients are on the right meds after going in or out of a hospital, nursing home, etc.
More than half of med errors occur during these transitions.
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- how to treat depression that just doesn't seem to go away
- Evista to prevent breast cancer
- whether VAGINAL estrogens are safe for women taking aromatase inhibitors
- OTC antiFUNGALS at the first sign of a problem even though most vaginal infections are actually BACTERIAL
- confusion between Wellbutrin SR, Novo-Bupropion SR, and the new Wellbutrin XL
- ADHD drug monographs will now include statements about the potential risk for sudden cardiac death
- the new diabetes drug, Byetta (exenatide), for weight loss
- Soft contact lens users are hearing warnings about serious fungal eye infections
- Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) BEFORE risky behaviour to prevent HIV infection
- Patients are asking if they should stop taking the combination of Plavix (clopidogrel) plus aspirin
- how to prevent or delay hypertension
- if chocolate is healthy
- Remicade (infliximab) is now the first biologic approved for ulcerative colitis
- levofloxacin-based regimens for treatment-resistant H. pylori infections
- medication reconciliation
- Health Canada has now approved sales of SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine)
- Email and postal addresses are changing for some Regional Adverse Reaction Centres