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ROBERT COURTNEY Part 1 of 4: A Deadly Prescription

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Oncology

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The name’s etymological origin is the Greek word ὄγκος …

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Research Medical Center is a 590-bed hospital located in Kansas City, Missouri at 2316 East Meyer Boulevard. It is part of the HCA Midwest Division.

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Eli Lilly and Company is an American pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with offices in 18 countries. Its products are sold in approximately 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by, and named …

The Effects of Chemotherapy on Your Body
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The Effects of Chemotherapy on Your Body
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A grey market or dark market (sometimes confused with the similar term “parallel market”) is the trade of a commodity through distribution channels that are not authorized by the original manufacturer or trade mark proprietor. …

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Paclitaxel (PTX), sold under the brand name Taxol among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. This includes ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, …

Robert Courtney
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During the September 11 attacks of 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, killed 2,977 people, injured over 6,000, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and …

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Whitney Terrell

Whitney Terrell (born October 3, 1967) is an American writer and educator from Kansas City, Missouri. Terrell has published three novels and his writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Slate, The New York

Kansas City is making its bus system fare-free. Will other cities do the same?
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Kansas City is making its bus system fare-free. Will other cities do the same?

by Terry Nguyen, Vox

America’s Taco Capital Isn’t Where You Think
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America’s Taco Capital Isn’t Where You Think

by Brandon Schultz, Forbes

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Kansas City jazz

Kansas City jazz is a style of jazz that developed in Kansas City, Missouri during the 1920s and 1930s, which marked the transition from the structured big band style to the musical improvisation style of …

Soda Fountains & Their Pharmacist Inventors
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Soda Fountains & Their Pharmacist Inventors

By Karen Berger, Pharmacy Times

Workers exposed to chemotherapy drugs at increased risk for cancer, organ damage, reproductive issues
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Workers exposed to chemotherapy drugs at increased risk for cancer, organ damage, reproductive issues

Workers can be exposed through skin absorption (direct contact with the drug or indirect contact with contaminated surfaces or handling patient excreta); inhalation (breathing in drug vapours or dust); accidental injection (needles or other sharps that puncture the skin); and ingestion (not washing hands prior to eating or putting contaminated pencils and pens in the mouth).

How Is Chemotherapy Prepared?
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How Is Chemotherapy Prepared?

1. When you arrive for your infusion appointment, members of your care team will check your height, weight, and vital signs, and draw a blood sample that will go through a variety of laboratory tests.
2. Your doctor will evaluate you and then write orders for your infusion medication based on your cancer type, vital signs, height, weight, and blood test results.
3. Your nurse double-checks the medication order to make sure all necessary components are included. If the order looks OK, your nurse sends it to the hospital pharmacy for preparation.
4. Two pharmacists again review your vital signs, laboratory results, and medication order to confirm your therapy is appropriate.
5. A pharmacy technician gathers needed supplies to make your medication in a sterile environment known as a clean room.
6. In the clean room, your medication is prioritized and a pharmacy technician prepares your medication in a biological safety cabinet, an enclosed laboratory workspace to further protect drugs from contamination.
7. The finished medication is checked by another pharmacist to make sure it was prepared correctly.
8. Finally, the technician sends your medication to your infusion clinic floor, where your nurse will again check its contents and prepare it for infusion.

Most Trusted Professions
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John Ashcroft

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American lawyer, lobbyist, songwriter and former politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration. He later founded The …

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Hays, Kansas

Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. The largest city in northwestern Kansas, it is the economic and cultural center of the region. As of the 2010 …

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The Western Nebraska Observer, January 5, 1961

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Tent revival

Tent revivals, also known as tent meetings, are a gathering of Christian worshipers in a tent erected specifically for revival meetings, evangelism, and healing crusades. Tent revivals have had both local and national …

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Billy Graham

William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally in the late 1940s. …

Northland Cathedral
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Wichita, Kansas

Wichita ( WITCH-i-taw) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County. As of 2019, the estimated population of the city was 389,938. Wichita is the …

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Wichita South yearbook, 1969

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The University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) is a public research university in Kansas City, Missouri. UMKC is part of the University of Missouri System and one of only two member universities with a …

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Merriam, Kansas

Merriam is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,003. Merriam is included in the Shawnee Mission …

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North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. It is also enclaved in Kansas City. Even though the name is similar to its larger counterpart, Kansas City, it is an independent …

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Producers: Hannah Smith, Kate Mays
Writers: Hannah Smith, Amanda Elliot
Researcher: Patia Eaton
Executive Producer: Jon Cvack
Music Supervisor: Colin Thomson
Audio Editor: Austin Olivia Kendrick
Audio Mixer and Masterer: Matt Soule

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