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11/17/2011

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good content.. thanks for the post..

I've always wondered about this situation! Thank you the ID idea is excellent and I am going to use it in the future, I hate it when they ask out loud what scrip im picking up, and everyone is listening... thank you!

Thanks for sharing such valuable information. Keep posting such great info for us, thanks.

I am writting to you about a very serious matter about my pharmacist of 10 years giving out information about me and my medications to my mother,this my sound petty to most people but I feel that there has been a confidental breach here and this has been going on for quite awhile now,I feel that I have no rights here and I can,t do anything about this situation.I have not given the pharmacist any permission what so ever to do so.This is impacting on my private life and family life as well,what if any,can I do about this situation,please help me with any imfomation you can give me, as this is weighing heavily on me,I am a 43 year old man with cronic back pain and I have just had an ICD inplant reasontly put in as I have a very serious heart dissease and I don,t wont any imformation given out about this to my mother or anyone,please help me in this matter please

Yes, pharmacies must to care about their clients security and privacy.

Overall it is good, but I did notice a few gmramar things you might want to correct just in case they are really picky about that. In the 3rd paragraph, first sentence take the s off health profession.Nelt to last paragraph make the sentence that starts I know that I can excel into two sentences. Also in the last paragrah, second sentence change because to that. Also you might want to write out MCPHS. Sometimes little details like that make a difference.

WELL, were I live(CA), crocs are a crime to human nature uenlss you're an old lady picking vegtables out of her garden or a baby at the beach. Most people refuse to wear them. But, in your condition, it shouldn't matter what other people think about what's on your feet.

j:As long as you remain a full-time stuendt, you will continue to qualify for in-school deferment . You won't have to begin paying your loans back until you finish law school.The only requirement is that you remain registered at least half-time at an eligible institution, and that you don't take more than 6 months off at any time during your schooling.By the way this is an automatic feature of government-backed stuendt loans (Stafford/Perkins/PLUS), but it is not necessarily characteristic of all private loans. Also remember that the in-school deferment requires attendance at an eligible school. Some stuendts have pursued law or medical degrees at foreign universities, only to discover that some of these schools are not participants in the Federal Student Aid program, and therefore, ineligible for in-school deferment.I hope that helps good luck to you!

If a pharmacist violated your confidentiality by discussing your medication and medical condition with anyone without your consent, then you should file a complaint with the state board of pharmacy. For those on HIV medications....prescription drug plans and corrupt PBMs will try to steer you to a specialty pharmacy and/or mail order. You can opt out of these without penalty, if you file a grievance and verbalize the relevant issues as to why this is unacceptable medical care. There were two lawsuits filed in California regarding this issue as it pertains to HIV patients, but many of the issues are relevant to patients with other chronic medical conditions. Check out the consumer watch dog website for information. Assert your right to fill prescriptions for HIV (and other) medications at your local pharmacy. Many PBMs own the mail order companies that dispense the prescriptions. It is a blatant and corrupt conflict of interest. Note the objections and enclose a copy of the lawsuit. You will be allowed to opt out. If enough people object, it will be the death knoll for mail order and so-called specialty pharmacies. Specialty pharmacies have their place for expensive, rarely used drugs that require careful handling, but they have no business dispensing drugs for chronic conditions that happen to be expensive, but are stable preparations and can be more efficiently and professionally dispensed at a retail pharmacy. Best wishes in your quest for fair treatment and access to care.

Pharmacists just need to ensure they do all they can to ensure the safety and security of Protected Health Information (PHI), which essentially means never discussing one's medication and medical issues with anyone except the actual patient. It's really that simple. So this falls under the broad-based HIPAA Privacy Rules, which means that pharmacies should be focusing on the true merits of HIPAA compliance, and that’s putting in place documented HIPAA information security and operational policies, procedures, and processes. I’ve worked with so many healthcare providers that lack the basic and fundamental documentation for HIPAA compliance, therefore it’s easy to see why non-compliance issues are still a major factor with HIPAA. I also hear healthcare companies express cost concerns about developing such documents, along with implementing risk assessment and security training initiatives, but with all the free and cost-effective tools available (some of them straight from hhs.gov!), there’s really no excuse for not being HIPAA compliant. Everyone needs to be ensuring the safety and security of PHI, it’s really that simple.

Thanks for the valuable information on this subject!

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