Here I share some of the latest news, articles, editorials, or blog posts that fall generally under the theme of Pharma or healthcare. I might throw in a something off-topic from time to time which I found while wandering throughout the endless hallways and corridors of the internet. All article shared will be free to read and not locked behind an annoying paywall.
STANFORD HEALTH FOCUSES ON TRANSITIONS OF CARE
Transitions of care is such an important topic. Patients going from the hospital to rehab or home need special attention so that they continue to improve on the acute treatment they received. But this doesn’t always happen. “At Stanford, there are 800 patients in the hospital and 100 discharged to home or skilled nursing sites each day, she said. Dr. Witt has been working with a team of about 10 people since December 2022 to accomplish a smooth transition with “the most good.” BECKER’S. READ MORE.
COVID IS OVER – PER WHO
Finally, we are seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel. But of course, this doesn’t mean COVID cases have disappeared. “The end of the global public health emergency means countries will now manage COVID like other infectious diseases. But WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that the official end of the emergency did not mean COVID was over as a global health threat.” BOSTON GLOBE. READ MORE.
102 YEAR OLD DOCTOR SHARES SOME ADVICE
What is the secret to living a longer, happier, healthier life? “Too many people feed into unnecessary stress. But the happiest and healthiest people I know are able to let go of things or experiences that no longer serve them. Life is too short to ruminate and consider same thought over and over again. By doing so, you’re essentially torturing yourself.” CNBC. READ MORE.
CHERRY HILL, NJ DOC FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES
Pharmacists need to also be alert, as we have a corresponding responsibility to ensure the prescription is for a valid medical purpose. “A doctor from Cherry Hill faces prison time for improperly distributing oxycodone to patients over several years, according to court filings.” PATCH. READ MORE.
LĒF FARMS SALAD GREENS RECALL
So much for eating healthy! “lēf Farms of Loudon, N.H. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of the lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens…produced in its Loudon, New Hampshire greenhouse because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli.” FDA. READ MORE.
Last modified: May 9, 2023