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        Drug and Pharmacy Errors

        A Pharmacy Employee Disclosed Personal Information About Me

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        Question:

        First off, I am still in high school. There is this girl that works at a local pharmacy and she has access to personal records like prescriptions, etc. Well, she decides to go and tell all of her friends that my whole family is on herpes medication and all about other kids and what they’re on, i.e. acne medication and even what their parents are on like Viagra.

        Well, I don’t even think I can attend school anymore, I am so hurt. This is extremely embarrassing. Now, I used to work at a pharmacy a couple of years back and I know how easy it is to access these files, and I guess it’s really up to the person whether or not they have the character not to discuss other people’s business.

        I was wondering if I had a case, isn’t this slander? And another thing, if I was to sue who would I sue – the pharmacy for not having passwords on the computers or the girl (who I might add is very rich, mansion, Ferraris, all of that). I was wondering if you could help me out with this case.

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        Psychotropic Drugs: Families DO have a Say!

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        Question:

        My father has been receiving antidepressant medicine without my knowledge. I told them to stop it immediately because he’s been in such a fog, and the nurse said she would have to check with his physician. I’m my father’s power of attorney. Don’t I have a say in this?

        How Long is My Case Going to Take?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        When someone has suffered a serious personal injury, their lives and that of their entire family are affected. In addition to the difficulties often associated with recovery from the injury itself, normal work and family routines are often interrupted adding to the burden.

        You want and need answers as medical bills and lost wages mount.

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        How Much is My Case Worth?

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        How Much Is My Case Worth?

        During an initial consultation, we’re often asked, “How much is my case worth?”

        Each and every case is considered on its merit, first and foremost.

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        Should Older Patients Without Cardiovascular Disease Take Statins?

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        Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease and statins have been found to prevent cardiovascular disease in those who are at high risk. The use of statins in seniors has come under controversy recently. The question is whether or not older adults should take statins if they have elevated cholesterol but no evidence of heart disease.

        For further information on this topic and access to the full article and highlights from the AMDA study click here.

        Infant Motrin Recall

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        MOTRIN INFANTS’ DROPS 2013 RECALL:

        Product: Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl. oz. bottles

        National Drug Code (NDC): 50580-100-18

        Lot codes: DCB3T01, DDB4R01, DDB4S01

        UPC Code: 300450524157

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        Can Nursing Homes Overmedicate Residents?

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        Overmedication

        With one in three nursing homes across the country being cited for abuse, families have a lot to monitor when they choose to admit their loved one to a long-term care facility.  Abuse and neglect of nursing home residents can take many forms, some of which are difficult to identify. Overmedication is one such example.

        Overmedication is the use of drugs that are not clinically indicated and are given in an inappropriate or overly aggressive manner even when nonpharmacologic alternatives are more suitable.1 A recent study found that one-third of prescription-related deaths are of elderly persons.2

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        Medical Device Makers Immunized from Lawsuit by Persons They Exploit

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        Medical Device Makers Regulation

        It’s interesting to note the number of federal agency insiders stepping up to the plate during these final Bush hours, all wanting to spill the beans to President Elect Obama about the corruption and mismanagement found within the their agencies under the Bush Administration.

        For some, their actions would be gallant, heroic even, if not for the fact that their silence over the last eight shameful years often caused unimaginable pain, suffering and in many cases, the death of Americans they were sworn to protect.

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