American Pharmacists Month

Celebrating the Best of the Best for American Pharmacists Month

October 23, 2017 –  A 2015 JAMA study that found nearly three in five Americans take at least one prescription pill. Pharmacists are an integral part of the health care community and play a vital role in patients’ day-to-day lives. To recognize and celebrate these invaluable professionals, The American Pharmacists Association declared October as American Pharmacists Month. At…

HIMSS Health IT Week

Celebrating National Health IT Week with HIMSS

October 2, 2017 – PEPID is a proud partner of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – better known as HIMSS – and National Health IT Week. There’s no doubt that when information technology and health care work hand in hand, patient outcomes greatly improve. To help raise awareness on just how important IT is…

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First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus of 2017

Caution to those traveling to Zika infected areas continues as the Florida Department of Health reports the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in 2017. The case has been confirmed in Pinellas County, FL. According to the report, “There is no evidence of transmission through mosquitoes taking place anywhere in Florida.” The woman tested…

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Notes on Legislative Actions to Stem the Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths nearly tripled from 1999 to 2015. The CDC’s December 30, 2016 MMWR report continues on to state that of the 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (60.9%) involved an opioid. As some states, including Arizona, Maryland, and Florida, declare a state…

ACEP 2016

Visit Us at the ACEP 2016 Scientific Assembly

Visit PEPID at Booth #S2810 at the ACEP 2016 Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas this October! We’re excited to showcase some of our new and exciting features, such as high resolution radiology images and procedural videos. American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2016 Scientific Assembly October 16-19, 2016 – Booth #S2810 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Las Vegas,…