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  • Arkansas - What is a "Pharmacist in Charge and what does it mean for the consumer?"

    In Arkansas, no pharmacy can be legally operated unless there is an Arkansas-licensed pharmacist who is the designated pharmacist-in-charge who is also on-duty at that pharmacy a minimum of 40 hours per week. This regulation is found in 17-92-403 of the Arkansas Pharmacy Act....

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  • Texas - What is a "Pharmacist in Charge?"

    In Texas, each pharmacy is required by law to have one pharmacist-in-charge who is employed on a full-time basis. The duties of the pharmacist-in-charge, include the following, which is excerpted from the Texas Administrative Code: (A) education and training of pharmacy technic...

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  • Oklahoma Pharmacy Responsibilities

    Each state has a set of rules for pharmacy practice. Oklahoma is no exception. The practice of pharmacy in Oklahoma is defined as follows: Practice of pharmacy means:a. the interpretation and evaluation of prescription orders,b. the compounding, dispensing, administering and labe...

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  • Arkansas Pharmacy Responsibilites

    In Arkansas, pharmacy practice is governed by the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy. The responsibilities of a pharmacist in Arkansas can be summarized in the following, which has been excerpted from the Arkansas Pharmacy Manual: (a) Any pharmacist, intern or pharmacy technician partici...

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  • What every Patient should Know - Prescription Errors

    Errors in filling of prescriptions are commonplace, unfortunately. However, studies have shown that these are always preventable with proper safety systems in place in the pharmacy. Recently, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality studied the issue and offered some import...

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  • Severe Head Injury - Considerations in Timing of Tracheostomy

    When a loved one has suffered a severe head injury,many tough decisions have to be made family members who may be overwhelmed by what is happening. One of the decisions that frequently is made is if, when and how to protect the patient's airway. In a severe head injury, the patie...

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  • What every Patient should Know - Is the Healthcare System really going Broke? Part 2

    In this age of media hype and the new healthcare regulations, it is important for the healthcare consumer to remain grounded in fact. One question that comes up often is that of the financial health of the nation's healthcare system and whether it is going broke. Well, the tr...

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  • Birth Injury - Recent Study on VBAC

    What follows is the abstract from a March 2010 study released by AHRQ.gov related to VBAC. The full report is available on request at jim@girardslaw.com VBAC remains a serious concern to birth injury attorneys as a source of preventable injury and death in the labor and delivery ...

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  • What every Patient should Know - Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for blood clots in the legs. This disorder can cause serious harm and even death to the patient - over and above the condition that brought the patient to the hospital in the first place. This may occur when a patient is hospitalized and t...

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  • What every Patient should Know - Nurse Staffing Ratios and Patient Safety

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making a...

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