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Pharmacy Week: Q&A on antibiotic use in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 23,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.  This statistic is even more alarming, knowing that up to half of all antibiotics used in humans are unnecessary or inappropriate. To prevent ourselves from plummeting back into an era without antibiotics, patients…
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What pharmacists can do to combat the opioid epidemic

National Opioid Abuse Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a half a million people died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2015. Every day, 91 Americans die from overdosing on opioids. The United States opioid epidemic is growing more deadly. The Role of the HCA Healthcare Pharmacist Pharmacists at…
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8 things to know about the role of pharmacists in the ER

An emerging field of practice for pharmacists is emergency medicine. The Emergency Medicine Pharmacist (EMP) role at HCA Healthcare performs a variety of duties essential to both direct patient care and administration. Deanna Pouliot, PharmD, an emergency medicine pharmacist at affiliate TriStar Skyline Medical Center says: “We see a wide variety of patients and disease…
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How Tulane Health Helped a Louisiana Cheerleader Back on the Field

“Cracking the chest”, an incision most associated with open heart surgery, would be frightening for anyone, especially a 14-year old girl. Thanks to a revolutionary technique at HCA Healthcare’s Tulane Medical Center, the active teen underwent a minimally invasive and far less traumatic procedure. Tulane Health System chief endocrine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil recently performed…
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