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Medication Adherence in the Safety Net: Where Simple Innovations Have Big Impact

Transformational Change, Information Systems
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Ray Pedden

They say, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Nowhere is this truer than in the safety net where challenges are magnified by financial pressures, lack of resources and an unknown political landscape. The invention we see there is a far cry from the glamorous world of “think-tank” and “start-up” innovation. Instead, people have to come up with new and better ways of doing things just to get through the day. Read more...

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FDB Controlled Substances Blog Series Part 5

Pharmacists as Care Providers Just Makes Sense

Corporate Perspective, Transformational Change
Monday, May 8, 2017 by Nick Ratto, PharmD

The idea that pharmacists should act as care providers has been a part of the healthcare industry discourse for quite some time and has been steadily gaining momentum in recent years. Read more...

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Bridging The Gap

Bridging the Gap: How Drug Indications Can Improve Patient Care

Corporate Perspective, Information Systems
Monday, March 27, 2017 by Christine Cheng, PharmD

Regardless of the healthcare setting, the “reason for use” for a medication is essential to evaluating a prescription or drug order. With the growth of electronic health records, computerized physician order entry and electronically transmitted prescriptions, it would seem that associating a drug indication with each prescription is finally feasible. Read more...

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Surgical Implements

FDB Enters the World of Medical Device Knowledge with the FDB Prizm™ Platform

Transformational Change, Information Systems
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Patrick Lupinetti, JD

Despite their many similarities as regulated medical products, drugs and medical devices have for years presented stark differences in how people obtain information about them. All that is changing, though. With the commencement of required Unique Device Identifier (UDI) listings in 2014 – think of UDIs as the NDCs for devices – medical devices are now headed down the path blazed by drugs. Read more...

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Why are Artificial Colorants Added to Drugs? It's Not a Black and White Issue

Corporate Perspective, FDA
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Patrick Lupinetti, JD

A recent article in The New York Times on the food industry’s search for natural food dyes, “Brand New Hue,” prompted a fair question: why are artificial colorants added to drugs? For they are, in abundance. Read more...

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