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Peyote and My Short Story

Years ago, I contributed a short story to a Christmas anthology that a friend was publishing. My piece was named “Santa’s Secret Helper” and it was a rather hilarious (and irreverent) take on what can go wrong when a curmudgeon … Continue reading

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Preventing Prescription Medication Errors

In a medication error report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published last Fall, it estimated that over a million US citizens are injured each year from various medication errors and that one person dies each day from a … Continue reading

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A Forged Prescription!

Many years ago, while working on my advanced degree, I earned a living as a retail pharmacist on the “graveyard shift” of a 24-hour pharmacy located near a major medical center. Seven area hospitals, each with an emergency room, provided … Continue reading

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Medication Errors – A Killer

As a follow-up to its landmark report, To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine (of the National Academies) has determined that medication errors are a serious public health risk and that the risk remains a widespread and growing threat. … Continue reading

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Medication Errors – A Killer

As a follow-up to its landmark report, To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine has determined that medication errors are a serious public health risk and that the risk remains a widespread and growing threat. Medication errors result in … Continue reading

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A Forged Prescription!

This New Year begins with fresh hope for all that’s possible in the days, weeks and months ahead; but I’d like to take a moment to share an unusual, yet true story that happened to me in the past. Many … Continue reading

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