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Always ask, "Why?": Always ask, "Why do you ask?" Sometimes the person has a reason to know the information (such as a patient forgetting which of her own pills are which, or a doctor trying to figure out what a patient took). Other times, a person is snooping into another person's pills, trying to figure out what the other person is taking (unethical, and should be illegal). These pills might be Viread (tenofovir) and Tivicay. ...Read more
No: Codes vary from hospital to hospital, but "code blue" often means a cardiac arrest or other serious medical situation. The purpose of the code is to quickly summon providers to prevent a death. Many hospitals are moving toward "plain language" codes which may demystify such announcements in the future. ...Read more
I saw on 60 minutes that you can use your cell phone to check the bar code on pills. Does that work?
Pill bottles?: Yea.Get a more detailed answer ›