Medication Adherence Reflective Writing Shaymous Juhnke As a P1 student in SDSU’s pharmacy program one of the activities required to prepare us for real world pharmacy practice would be to take part in a medication adherence simulation. The goal of this activity is to put ourselves in the patients shoes to get an idea about how patients adhere to their regimens in the real world. Through this activity I have learned that it is not always easy to take medications at the right times.
AAS- Medical Office Procedures Week 2 Discussion Judy Potts Explain why pharmaceutical representatives leave samples of expensive medications with physicians. Pharmaceutical representatives, show the physicians the newest drugs on the market, to drum up business for the pharmaceutical companies. The representatives leave samples of the products, In hopes that the doctor will strat prescribing their new name brand products for his patients instead of generic drugs. Also, in some cases, the patients are not financially able to purchase a new drug not knowing if it will help with their disease. The clinic 's management staff will determine whether they will be except the newest medication samples from the representative.
The Stark law is a federal law, which was named after Pete Stark, a former congressman that created the law to prohibit physicians or doctors from referring patients to institutions where the doctors have a financial gain or relationship. The patients, however, must be Medicare patients. The relationship addressed, in this case, implies any financial relationship as a consequence of ownership or whether the doctor acquires financial compensation from referring the patient to the institution. The same law can also be examined under the physician referral law, which is stipulated in the Social Security Act, section 1877. Management Responsibility and Violation Consequences
James R. Baker, MD and chief medical officer of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), writing an article for the STAT Magazine, discloses information regarding the pharmaceutical drug pricing controversy, in his case EpiPens, that affects many middle-classed Americans. By using the appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos, Baker presents a viewpoint that is antagonistic of the business practices pharmaceutical companies have been following for the last decade. One of the ways Baker acknowledges their argument is by appealing to the emotion of his audience with his introductory sentence that shows how parents are forced to make hard choices surrounding the health of their children. “All too often, parents of children with food allergies are forced to make hard choices. Many are splitting up twin packs of EpiPens, others are keeping them past their expiration dates, delaying filling the prescription,
The Pure Food and Drug act of 1906 was the 1st consumer protection law by the Federal Government, this act was passed by President Theodore Roosevelt. The main purpose of the Pure Food and Drug act was to prohibit transportation of contaminated, poisonous, and misbranded foods, drugs, medicines and liquors. Without the pure food and drug act our food, medication, and other product would be filled with dangerous chemicals that would have harm in our health and potentially cause death. Before the 20th century, there were no laws or regulations that protected Americans from hazardous foods and medicines. This meant that there were no restrictions of what chemicals could be put in one’s food or medicine, leaving the open to mass deaths of contaminated or poisonous products.
When it comes to public health there are many controversies out there. Most of which are due to politics and money. Some of these battles are fought for the good and others are fought for the not so good but one thing is for certain. They will result in change. Today, I am going to look at the controversies that surround concussions in sports and prescription drug abuse.
From: Ashlee Nong HCA 340 To: Professor Schipske 06 October 2017 Duncan v. Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd., Supreme Court of Arizona 70 P.3d 435, 2003 1. The complete title and citation of the case: Duncan v. Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd., 70 P. 3d 435 (2003). 2. Explain which court decided this case: Supreme Court of Arizona decided this case. The Court of Appeals maintained the trial judge's decisions, yet the Supreme Court concurred with Duncan that the Medical Malpractice Act arrangement which bars misbehavior claims in view of battery abuses the Arizona Constitution's assurance for the privilege to sue.
Summary of Facts Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Background. In an attempt to increase access to affordable care, the Hospital Authority Law, in Georgia (GA), states that “hospital authorities” can be developed to provide healthcare services in multiple counties. These hospital authorities can acquire, purchase, and lease multiple healthcare facilities. However, all actions of the hospital authority must benefit the community it serves. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is owned by the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County (Authority).
This action taken by the government into the investigation of the monopoly of EpiPens has uncovered that Mylan has been misclassifying the EpiPens for years. Mylan was supposed to classify EpiPen as a single source (meaning brand name drug) which would require them to provide Medicaid rebate of 23.1% of the cost and inflation rebate, but instead they classified it as a generic version of a drug which only requires 13% Medicaid rebate of the cost and no inflation rebate (Mole). This may cause the government to give Mylan penalties, and it may cause the government to make claims on sales. The government is penalizing and criticizing Mylan for using the system incorrectly, and the government is supporting generic versions of EpiPens and different brands to come to the United States to stop the monopoly and increase competition. Although some patent laws created by the government have created an epinephrine auto-injector monopoly in the United States, the government is working now to eliminate this monopoly and penalize Mylan for using it to its
Walgreens v. Theranos Walgreens is suing a lab-testing affiliate federally over breach of contract, the proceeding will be taking place in Delaware. ‘Walgreens Boots Alliance’ is suing for 140 million dollars in damages (same amount invested). the civil suit is filed privately under seal so as to not become a public matter. Walgreens is claiming 'Theranos' misled them about they’re technology though Theronos will “ hold Walgreens responsible for damage it has caused” in june the partnership was terminated after concerns about Theranos’ technology and operations which possible put the store chain’s customers at risk.
I.QUESTION PRESENTED Can The Carson Dance Studio sue Kelly Morrison for a breach of the non compete clause in her employment contract? Can The Carson Dance Studio claim that Kelly Morrison misappropriated trade secrets? II.BRIEF ANSWER No.
Limitations recognised throughout the SDM process were related to risk of further deterioration in the Consumer’s mental state. As the Consumer was slowly taken off his medications, in a safe clinical manner, his presentation deteriorated. The Consumer’s sleep pattern worsened due to the elevation in his mood, there was a noted increase in impulsivity and poor boundaries with others on the inpatient unit, leading to the Consumer becoming vulnerable. There was a prominent increase in erratic and aggressive towards others, leading to the assault of a staff member on the inpatient unit and subsequently required the use of restrictive interventions. The decline in mental state resulted in the Consumer’s father, case manager and treating team coming together for a family meeting with the Consumer present in which the previous medications the Consumer had been previously prescribed were recommenced in an attempt to re-stabilise his presentation, unfortunately this was a substituted decision made by the consumer’s father and treating tream.
Every citizen in the United States has individual rights protected by the Constitution. This protection also includes businesses that have gone through the legal process to become a legal entity ; more commonly known as becoming a corporation. Many times these individual rights, protected by the Constitution, conflict with the common good and as history shows, the courts consistently side with the common good when faced with a case that pits these two against each other. Big Pharma are corporations exercising their individual rights to market, and sell their product to consumers. In the process, the common good is suffering.
Medication use is potentially dangerous. Polypharmacy is increasing, and makes it harder to keep track of side effects and interactions and of potentially inappropriate drug combinations. “The risk of serious consequences, hospitalization, and death due to medication errors increases with patients’ age and number of medications (Scand J Prim Health Care, 2012)”. For example, the GP is supposed to monitor the patient's regular medication, but does not always do so. Lack of monitoring and keeping track of patients’ medication use is a main cause when a patient is given inappropriate drugs.