In a nationwide lecture and Webinar on electronic prescribing of controlled substances (ePCS), the benefits of ePCS were discussed this week in Austin. Performed in the context of identifying safety and quality issues related to all medication prescribing habits and methods, the discussion included “medication reconciliation,” one of the most important aspects of prescribing medications.

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Look for the new spring issue of Vital Signs magazine this month. The magazine highlights the medical industry in Southeast Texas and also includes fitness tips and healthy recipes. It is distributed in physicians’ offices, at local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, and other locations across Southeast Texas. 

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Hendrix is one cool dude. He is great on a leash, loves to play, doesn’t bark a lot, is very patient and knows basic commands. He’s a staff favorite at Beaumont Animal Services, where they believe he is a red healer mix around 2 years old. His fur is very soft, and it has orange/red dots. He weighs 43 pounds. No. 24681

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Beaumont Independent School District Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested after a student-produced video showing the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction made it to a social media outlet. The video surfaced April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on mainstream media outlets throughout the nation.

The same day BISD officials learned of the incident, Hastings was relieved of duty.

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Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal knew when he took the job a year ago it wouldn’t be simple to revitalize a storm-damaged Port Arthur and make it a popular tourist destination, but he did not know about the public corruption he would have to help stamp out during the rebuilding process.

But he says he’s still up to the challenge and sees a bright future for his city.

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