Do you know how to delight your patients?

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Who’s the most important person in your facility? Your doctors? Pharmacists? Nurses? How long would it take you to name your patients as the most important people? Can your facility afford to not have your patients be your most important people? We’re not saying your doctors, pharmacists, and nurses aren’t important as well, because they… Read more »

What is BioRx?

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At HeartLight Pharmacy Services, we use the BioRx pharmacy software system. BioRx is the nuclear pharmacy’s most technologically advanced management system and the world’s first real-time nuclear pharmacy management system. BioRx uses three distinct ways to backup data: RAID hard drive mirroring, a redundant database server, and off-site backups. These options allow us to ever… Read more »

Radiation Exposure and Cancer – Are the two linked?

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When you think of radiation, what comes to mind? Most people think of nuclear bombs or cancer treatments, both of which emit high doses of radiation. Did you know radiation is always around us in many forms? Some are more dangerous than others. While one dose of radiation may not prove to cause any serious… Read more »

How Does the FDA Drug Approval Process Work?

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New drugs are being introduced daily for both well-known and rare diseases affecting the people around us every day. This month alone, there have been approvals for the treatment of pain, diabetes, ADHD, pancreatic cancer, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and high cholesterol. The FDA defines a drug as any product intended for use in the diagnosis,… Read more »

What is dual sourcing and what are the benefits?

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Nuclear pharmacists make nuclear doses with generators. These generators only come from two different suppliers, Covidien and Lantheus. All other pharmacies use one supplier for the generators, known as single sourcing, but HeartLight uses both suppliers, which is known as dual sourcing. Using both suppliers costs more but if one supplier goes down, we are… Read more »

Are you stressed? This is how to unwind!

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We’ve all been stressed at some point in our lives, some more than others. We say we’re stressed when everything just becomes too much to handle, we’re overwhelmed, we’re overloaded and wondering if we can handle what’s being thrown at us. Stress is simply anything posing as a threat or challenge to our well-being. Believe… Read more »

FDA Warning for Becton-Dickinson Syringes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use drugs having been previously stored in 3ml or 5ml Becton-Dickinson (BD) syringes if an alternate option is available. Drugs stored in these syringes may lose their potency over time because of a possible interaction with the rubber stopper in the syringe…. Read more »

Do you know what Nuclear Pharmacy is?

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Nuclear pharmacy is a highly specialized field, and only a select few colleges offer specialized training that meet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. Many of you might be wondering what exactly nuclear pharmacy is and what it takes to become one. In 1978, nuclear pharmacy was established as the first pharmacy specialty by the Board… Read more »

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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You have reached the point in your life where your heart health and overall health is important to you. So it is time to take control and become knowledgeable about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death but it doesn’t have to be yours…. Read more »

Saving Time and Money with Imaging

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Learning how to save money is such an important lesson in life, and as you get older you realize how valuable your time is as well. If you own or are trying to run a business you realize the value of time and money even more because the loss of time and money affects your… Read more »