(By Alison Kodjak for NPR)
At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, doctors and nurses are moving as many patients as they can from intravenous medications to the same drugs in pill form.
If the patients are getting common antibiotics like ampicillin, and they can swallow, they’re likely to be switched to pills, says Bonnie Levin, assistant vice president of pharmacy services for MedStar Health, which includes 10 hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area. Continue reading article here…
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