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Electronic inventory management of costly pharmaceuticals

Provide funding for and implement electronic inventory control measures (system) that bridge the pharmaceutical supplier purchasing system with the Bureau electronic Medical System - Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical medications are a considerable expense for any institution. Creating a computer based inventory system will create numerous opportunities for reduction in expired drugs, evaluation of usage, and decrease excess ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Welfare Receipt Requirements

I suggest that anyone receiving welfare benefits must receive a physical, mental, vision, and dental exams. Many people applying for welfare can't work due to physical and mental ailments that they may not even be aware of (e.g. depression). These exams would ensure they are physically able and fit to perform work. If medication or some treatment is required to alleviate the condition, the individual will be required ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Stop having taxpayers pay for OTC Medications

Stop prescribing over the counter (OTC) medications to patients. Patients are responsible for their own healthcare. It is not the job of the US government, private insurance or NFP companies to pay for items that patients are expected to buy on their own. Multiple organizations have tried this and found their pharmacy costs have decreased 25-30 percent. Most hospitals find that their pharmacy uses over 50% of their annual ...more »

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Wasting $10,000 a day... really?

I know it was a common topic last year, but this again would be on healthcare reform policy. At the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. We are wasting a tremendous amount of medication and money in the pharmacy. We have a large number of patients on different types of inhalers, some costing over 300$ a piece even at a government contract prices. Many nights we get many of these back because duplicates were ...more »

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