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ApoThera Closed-door Specialty Pharmacy
Specialty Pharmacy Hematology, oncology, rheumatology and neurology specialty medications to specialty clinics and healthcare facilities in the State of California. ApoThera is NOT a walk-in retail pharmacy. All ApoThera licensed pharmacists are Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialtist (BCPS).
ApoThera TelePharmacy
Telepharmacy Real-time remote order entry, verification and off-site staffing during "after-hours" or "peak demand period" for contracted hospitals & LTCFs. All ApoThera licensed tele-pharmacists are Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
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Consultant Pharmacist Services and Microsoft HealthVault Access
Consultant pharmacist services to Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF), Surgery Centers and Infusion Centers. ApoThera website is also able to interface with Microsoft HealthVault. Our licensed pharmacists review your health profile with your permission and make recommendations to be stored in your HealthVault account. All ApoThera licensed pharmacists are Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP).
MedicalAbacus App for iPhone
MedicalAbacus App & MedicalAbacus Online
A multifunction medical software for quick and easy access to medical and clinical calculations. All requests for adding new medical calculators will be processed within 48 hours. MedicalAbacus App is now available on the iTunes store. MedicalAbacus Online is available for interface with hospitals and medical institutions softwares.
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Why is it important for hospitals to have telepharmacy service and after-hours inpatient pharmacist coverage?
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Over 2.2 million serious adverse drug reactions occur yearly. Journal of American Medical Association 1998; 279:1200-1205.
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The true number of premature deaths associated with preventable harm to patients is estimated at more than 400,000 per year in the U.S. Serious harm seems to be 10- to 20-fold more common than lethal harm. . Journa of Patient Safety July 15 2013.
In 2008, medical errors cost the United States 19.5 billion dollars ;About 87 percent or $17 billion were directly associated with additinal medical cost, including: ancillary services, prescription drug services, and inpatient and outpatient care. Jrn. Health Care Finance 2012;39(1):39-50.
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For every dollar spent on drugs in nursing facilities, $1.33 in health care resources are consumed in the treatment of drug-related problems. Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:2089-2096.
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There are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in US hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other medication errors in US hopitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in US hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error adverse effects of medications in US hospitals; these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the US hospitals from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the number 3 killer in the US. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is a misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. Journal of American Medical Association 1998;279:1200-1205
Risk factors for greater drug interactions, contraindications and adverse effects:
Geriatric (over 60 years old). Older patients have altered distribution, metabolism and elimination of medication which means prolonged half-lives of many medications.
Too Strong Medicine Article
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Taking 5 or more medications daily. More drugs mean more adverse reactions and interactions.
Taking medications with narrow therapeutic index such as: Coumadin® (warfarin), Lanoxin® (digoxin), Tegretol® (carbamazepine), LithoBid® (lithium), Dilantin® (phenytoin), TheoDur® (thoephylline). These drugs need close monitoring for adverse drug reactions and interactions.
Complicated drug regimen due to diabetes, kidney insufficiency, organ transplant, and cancer.
Kidney insufficiency for clearing drugs out of the body.
Liver insufficiency for processing some drugs.
Using multiple pharmacies or multiple physicians.
Seniors / Aging news headlines provided courtesy of Medical News Today.
Disclaimer: ApoThera pharmaceutical consultations are based solely on the information provided by the patient and it is designed to supplement your knowledge about your medication. Any changes about the use of medications should NOT be initiated without the authorization of prescribing physician(s). The Drug Regimen Review (DRR) provided by ApoThera is NOT a substitute for a professional medical advice provided by your physicians. Consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition. You must present our written recommendation to your physician for final review before initiating any changes in your drug regimen.