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April 2009 - Posts


Retail Healthcare NPs Prep to Educate About Swine Flu
April 30, 2009 9:54 AM by Jennifer Ford
The Convenient Care Association and retail healthcare operators including Take Care and MinuteClinic released statements today that detail their plans to educate patients about the swine flu. A huge influx of patients is asking for preventive medicines Read More...
Swine Flu: Beware the Hype
April 27, 2009 12:26 PM by Jennifer Ford
The news about the combination swine/human/avian flu confirmed in Mexico, the United States and Canada is at the top of every front page today. The public is very concerned, and photos published in the media show many people wearing face masks. The United Read More...
Stimulus Saved NP Clinic
April 20, 2009 12:38 PM by Jennifer Ford
In case you were wondering what good the recently passed economic stimulus bill did, here's a great example: Today's Washington Post reported on a small rural health clinic outside Washington, D.C., that received enough funding, in the nick of time, to Read More...
Nurse Practitioner Publicity
April 14, 2009 12:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
We are seeing increasing coverage of nurse practitioners in the news. For example, in Sunday's edition of the Naples News of Florida, we see a long article describing the increase of NPs and PAs in primary care . Several heavy hitters in the NP and PA Read More...
Video Calls for Prescribing Rights for Florida NPs
April 9, 2009 3:01 PM by Jennifer Ford
Florida nurse practitioners are stepping to the plate to work toward controlled substance prescribing rights. This year is the 15th year that NP groups have worked to pass this legislation. The Florida Legislature will soon consider SB 426 and HB 1259, Read More...
Patients Saving by Not Filling Rx
April 8, 2009 4:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
According to data published by Wolters Kluwer Health, patients are increasingly declining to fill their prescriptions as their wallets become thinner. The Wall Street Journal reported these findings today, showing that 6.8% of patients did not fill their Read More...
Take Care Offers Free Visits
April 1, 2009 9:49 AM by Jennifer Ford
Take Care Health Systems has made quite a big announcement: Clinics will be offering free health care services to patients who've suffered a job loss after March 31, 2009 and are uninsured as a result. Quest Diagnostics also announced that they will offer Read More...


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