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Episode Info: Do you trust your doctor enough to take the medications prescribed for you? Why or why not? Do you ever read the paper that comes with your prescription to learn what you are taking? Furthermore do you know the side effects? Do you ask questions of the pharmacist when you pick up your prescription? Some medications can be silent killers. How can we stop people from dying due to their medications? What is the role of the pharmacist?A pharmacist is a health care professional licensed to prepare, compound, and dispense drugs. However, the pharmacist must do the above under the written order of a prescription. Furthermore it is very important for a pharmacist to cooperate with, consult and advise the licensed health-care provider concerning drugs.Rebecca DeMoss (AKA Rebecca Van Vleck DeMoss) knew at a young age that she wanted to serve her community. Pursuing anything with blood or trauma was not a career choice. Hence becoming a doctor was out of the question. But Rebecca still wanted to be in the medical field.Rebecca finds her niche in the world of pharmacy.  At only 28, Dr. Rebecca DeMoss is a doctor of pharmacy specializing in the area of long-term care pharmacy. It was brought to her attention that a prescription for a narcotic patch seemed inappropriate for a specific patient. Dr. Rebecca did research. Consequently her findings show an increase in inappropriate prescribing of transdermal fentanyl.  In fact, she created education and presentations regarding this medication. She provides education and research to the healthcare providers regarding the prescribing of transdermal (TD) fentanyl. As a result lives are saved.What is the transdermal fentanyl patch and how can we stop people from dying? Dr. Rebecca DeMossDr. DeMoss's blogListen to more episodes from Your Positive Imprint: More Episodes[caption id="attachment_3464" align="alignnone" width="150"] Dr. DeMoss and husband Thomas[/caption] ******************************************************************************Partial TranscriptCatherine: Hello, this is Catherine, your host of your positive imprint. This is a free podcast, but please support me with feedback, positive reviews and by hitting those five stars. Today's guest is a doctor of pharmacy. Her positive imprints are the action she's taking and bringing awareness to inappropriate prescribing of transdermal fentanyl. This is an extremely potent narcotic patch. Listen how she is saving lives. Dr Rebecca van blech. DeMoss. Thank you so much for joining me. Well,Dr. Rebecca DeMoss: hi. Good morning. Thank you for having me. This is just such a great, great day.Catherine: It is. and, we're ending up sitting in a car for this because the a little cafe we were in had music playing and we can't have.Rebecca: and it's much more fun though. Just being you and me just talking about positive things.Catherine: well and you have a definite positive imprint. You have had this, Oh my gosh, you just have whatever force inside of you t...
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