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Why bone marrow patient and donor cannot meet?

It's not that they can't meet. Meetings can and do happen and there's no medical reason they can't. In fact, most organ procurement programs have a system in place for allowing donors and recipients ...
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Why bone marrow patient and donor cannot meet?

In the end, I decided to just ask bone marrow registry foundation, well, one of them, this exact question. The response I got was that if it was allowed for the donor and the patient to meet in ...
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What can the variability of strength be between different brands of supposedly identical medications?

The range where the content of the active substance varies by 60% is way to wide in every country. In most of the world's pharmacopoeias, both national and international, the allowed variability in ...
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Is a doctor treating a family member with dementia an AMA ethics violation?

There's nothing inherently unethical about treating a friend or family member. However, the AMA recommends against it for other reasons: When the patient is an immediate family member, the physician’...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share information with my current psychiatrist? Yes.1,2 There is an exception for 'psychotherapy notes', a term with a very specific meaning3 under ...
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What can the variability of strength be between different brands of supposedly identical medications?

Country - United States While theoretically possible, a consistent variance of 30% is highly unlikely and it is probable that the actual variance will vary from brand to brand, as well as from ...
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Existence of injection administering certification?

Yes there is. In the USA, the certification is called a Medical Assistant. It is a certification that is unlicensed, thus they must work under supervision of a licensed provider (who CAN inject ...
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Has something changed making it harder to get 90 day supplies of routine meds?

There are many factors that play a role in not allowing you to fill all the refills at once. 1- a typical insurance will pay for your medication and will not pay again until 2-3 days before you run ...
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For how long does the legal requirement to report deaths after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS last?

The VAERS guideline has this: What are healthcare providers required to report to VAERS? Healthcare providers are required by law to report to VAERS: Any adverse event listed in the VAERS Table of ...
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How accurate is nutrition information on supplement tablets in the the UK?

It is recognised that it is not always possible for foods to contain the exact amount of nutrients labelled, owing to natural variations and variations arising from production and length of storage. ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY?

From what I've been able to gather, it appears that treatment of a broken bone is in the same group of codes as surgery because of the after care. The coding is supposed to include follow up care for ...
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Has something changed making it harder to get 90 day supplies of routine meds?

90-day supplies are dominated by mail order pharmacies. According to the PBMI’s 2014-2015 Prescription Drug Benefit Cost and Plan Design Report, 61% of employers allowed community pharmacies to fill ...
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