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Common Medication Errors: Misreading Decimal Points

Prescription medications provide a wide range of benefits. Some medications, for instance, help regulate blood pressure or fight infections, while others can assist in managing pain. Unfortunately, taking prescription medications can also be dangerous if the wrong type or dosage is prescribed. This is a surprisingly common scenario and can…

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Two Florida Bills Introduced to Shield Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities, much like other health care providers, must maintain a safe environment for their patients. Unfortunately, the recent coronavirus pandemic highlighted weaknesses in the infrastructure. Florida legislators have introduced two bills that would potentially shield assisted living centers and other long-term care facilities from legal liability for a…

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Florida’s Maternal Mortality Rate Among Worst in the Nation

Increasingly, the media is reporting on the disturbing increase in the maternal mortality rate. Generally, this rate is higher in developing countries but drops the richer a country becomes. However, the U.S. has seen an increase in its maternal mortality rate over the past decade, which is difficult to explain….

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Severe Allergic Reaction to Prescription Drugs

There is a reason that doctors ask about your allergies when you first fill out paperwork. Allergic reactions have been known to cause serious injury and sometimes even death. Prescribing the right drugs requires that doctors and pharmacists be aware of how those drugs will interact with other drugs, along…

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