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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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Multi-colored pills in hands

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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Health 2.0 Recap: You Have Less than 48 Hours to Build a Healthcare Application from Scratch. Go!

Transformational Change, Information Systems
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Brad Engels

At the Health 2.0 Conference last month, budding Health IT entrepreneurs gathered for a Code-A-Thon. Learn more from the winners and how they used the FDB Cloud Connector to make it happen. Read more...

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Nick Ratto, PharmD
Manager, Consumer Drug Info

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Clinical Pharmacist

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Associate Product Manager

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Doris Yee, PharmD
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