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American Pharmacists Month Kicks Off With Multimedia Materials, Patient Outreach

Oct. 1, 2014 kicks off American Pharmacists Month and PharmPsych.com, as a medical communications company and network that promotes the work, life and study of pharmacists, other medical professionals, ancillary healthcare staff, community health and the public, commemorates the month of October by recognizing its audience, namely the individuals who support the fields of pharmacy […]

Induction and regulation of the carcinogen-metabolizing enzyme CYP1A1 by marijuana smoke and delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol

Roth MD, Marques-Magallanes JA, Yuan M, Sun W, Tashkin DP, Hankinson O Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2001 Mar;24(3):339-44 PMID: 11245634 Abstract Induction of the carcinogen-metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) is a key step in the development of tobacco-related cancers. To determine if marijuana smoke activates CYP1A1, a murine hepatoma cell line expressing an […]

Policy Changes Tied To Wrongful Foot Amputation Involve Families, Timeouts, Data, Patient-Doctor Visits

The wrongful foot amputation of a Florida diabetic in 1995 who died six years later has led to a series of hospital and medical policy reforms that include advice for patients to assert their rights and ask questions, the presence of families in surgery rooms, timeouts for doctors to ensure surgery scheduling accuracy, the guarantee […]

Case of Abandoned Surgical Object In Man’s Chest A Cautionary Tale

The medical malpractice case of a sharp surgical tool left in the chest of an elderly Pennsylvania man serves as a teachable moment for hospitals, medical facilities and surgical teams around the country about being attentive and careful at every step of a major procedure to avoid such mishaps. In February 2008, Daryoush Mazarei, then […]

Removal of Veteran’s Wrong Testicle Raises Questions About Patient Consent, Surgical Marks, Processes

The removal of the wrong testicle from an Air Force veteran and failure to rectify the mistake prompts a conversation among the medical community about what constitutes acceptable standards of obtaining a patient’s consent for surgery, marking the correct site of the right operation, double-checking all the details and serving the right patient. In June […]

MediPreneurs: Blood Donations

In this MediPreneurs profile, PharmPsych.com decided to feature Amy Claflin Zagroba, Blood Program Consultant at Heartland Blood Centers in Chicago, a chapter of the American Blood Centers and blood donation services, and an professional trainer and coach. Zagroba is a sales and marketing expert with a background in nonprofit fundraising and business revenue generation. Aside […]

False Lab Test Lawsuit Prompts Medical Facilities To Root Out Errors

The false laboratory test case involving a Tyler, Texas woman undergoing extensive surgery only to be misdiagnosed with cancer and face a life of permanent disfigurement is leading hospitals and medical facilities nationally to take greater procedural precautions. The malpractice lawsuit by Kim Tutt, then aged 34, against a Texas pathologist and her trade group […]

MediPreneurs: Oncology/Hematology Physician Assistant

In this MediPreneurs profile, PharmPsych.com decided to feature Tracy Webb, PA-C, Compass Oncology/Hematology Physician Assistant with the Oregon Area Hospital and Health Care and Washington state health care systems in both Portland and Vancouver. Webb has clinical interests in breast cancer, heme malignancies and survivorship, being board-certified as a NCCPA Physician Assistant, having obtaining her […]

Death Of Teen Urges Duke University Hospital, Other Facilities To Improve Organ Donor Processes

The nationally-publicized death of an immigrant teen drives a well-recognized hospital and other medical facilities countrywide to re-examine and revamp their organ and blood donation procedures, putting in place technical and communications systems to avert similar tragedies. Jesica Santillan, aged 17, died little over a decade ago after her health deteriorated when a team of […]

False Lab Test Lawsuit Prompts Medical Facilities To Root Out Errors

The false laboratory test case involving a Tyler, Texas woman undergoing extensive surgery only to be misdiagnosed with cancer and face a life of permanent disfigurement is leading hospitals and medical facilities nationally to take greater procedural precautions. The malpractice lawsuit by Kim Tutt, then aged 34, against a Texas pathologist and her trade group […]