Department of Veterans Affairs

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Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

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Reduce medicine waste.

It seems that many medications are dispensed in too large of a quantity. The nurses are told to get the amount they need and to "waste" the rest. Often this means taking a small fraction of the original amount in the container and dumping the rest. I think that the medications need to come in smaller doses to start with, or find a way to dispense multiple times from a single container. Doing this would greatly reduce ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

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Mitigate Health Insurance Fraud by Requiring Photo on ID Card

Widespread medical insurance fraud negatively impacts the price of medical insurance for both federal employers and employees, and taxpayers in general. One of the most pervasive forms of fraud is identity fraud; either with or without the permission of the medical plan holder. Very few health care providers ask for photo ID prior to treatment. There are more or less no controls in place to police this, which creates ...more »

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Legalize, and Salary Cap at Minimum Wage, the Sale of Narcotics

The “War on Drugs”, has done nothing except increase the violent tendencies and the salary, of drug dealers. Legalize, and force into the not for profit sector, the sale of all narcotics, and psychiatric medications. Place a cap on the wages earned by people who make narcotics and psychiatric drugs, of minimum wage, up to 60 hours a week. Drug farmers and lab techs that want to turn our children into drug addicts ...more »

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