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Kit Check announces two patents issued by USPTO

I receive press release emails for several companies. One of those companies is Kit Check. I’ve written about Kit Check several times before. Yesterday I received and email from Kit Check stating that “the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two meaningful patents with two more expected on June 16, 2015. The patented innovations reach […]

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I’m done with #Lenovo machines

I’ve had a lot of laptops over the years. I started with a Compaq tablet PC back in the day. Great machine. Ground breaking design and functionality. Tried Toshiba a couple of times. Nice machines, but they always had terrible batter life. Had one really nice high-end business class HP. I liked that machine. I’ve […]

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The benefits of an EHR may or may not be real

I’ve had reason to think about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) these past few weeks. There is a lot riding on their success or failure. There’s no question that EHRs will be the future of all documentation in healthcare, but I’m not convinced that healthcare is ready for the transition. At least not yet. The potential […]

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UCSF and Walgreens “reimagining pharmacy care”. Yeah, not so much…

UCSF: “A new initiative by UC San Francisco and Walgreens seeks to turn those numbers around, starting at the neighborhood pharmacy….“Walgreens at UCSF” is a pilot store that offers the most advanced level of community pharmacy care available in the United States today. It starts with the store’s unusual layout: Walk inside and the first […]

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5 Shady Ways Big Pharma May Be Influencing Your Doctor

AlterNet: “When it comes to acknowledging the influence of gifts and money on behavior, doctors, like everyone else, suffer from self-delusion. Most say they believe it affects the other guy, not them, and many become offended at the idea that they are “for sale.” Trips to resorts and strip clubs will likely continue to diminish […]

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Worst IT pharmacist recruitment attempt ever?

I haven’t heard from a headhunter in a long time. I get blasted with useless stuff from LinkedIn on occasion, but no laser targeted attempts. But without a doubt what I’m about to show you takes the cake. The information below landed on my website in the comment section of this post. Read it carefully […]

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The job market for pharmacists has taken an ugly turn

There was a time when I could have found half a dozen pharmacist job openings in one afternoon. Now I find myself in a position where I can’t even find one. It’s no secret that I was laid off several weeks ago; July 25th to be exact. I don’t know why I was laid off, […]

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Saturday morning coffee [April 20 2013]

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The coffee mug to the right comes straight from Indianapolis. I was there for work as part of a multi-city five hospital […]

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BMTS Corp goes down for the count and takes Demolizer II with it

Way back in November 2011 I posted about a cool pharmacy technology called the Demolizer II, a sharps waste eliminator system of sorts. That’s not the interesting part though. That particular post has generated more comments than any other post I’ve ever written. As of this moment there are 32 comments attached to it, mostly bad. Starting last […]

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Saturday morning coffee [December 22 2012]

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The coffee mug to the right comes from Jason DeVillains, better known to many as The Cynical Pharmacist. Jason and I met […]

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