Category Archives: Prescription Trends

MADE IN AMERICA: What About Our Prescription Drugs?

From time to time, news features on TV report a trend to “buy American”. The reports suggest that Americans are choosing items made in America over similar items made overseas. That’s admirable—right up there with the “buy local” slogans. But … Continue reading

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Ignoring Doctor’s Orders – A Common Practice!

Have you ever gone to a doctor for a medical problem, had that physician prescribe a medication, but then ignored the doctor’s instructions and didn’t get that prescription filled? If your answer is “yes” to that question, then your action … Continue reading

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Medication Shortages Continue To Plague the US

At one time or another, we may have gone to a doctor to receive help with a medical condition. More often than not the medical issue has been resolved when the physician writes a prescription for some wonder drug. You … Continue reading

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The Post-Antibiotic Era

In late 2013 the Centers for Disease Control released a report on the escalating lethal threat of antibiotic resistance—specifically, the increasing number of bacterial infections that are resistant to conventional antibiotic therapy. The antibiotic resistance problem is complex and the … Continue reading

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GRAPEFRUIT – The Killer Fruit!

Occasionally, I hear news reports regarding the dangers of eating grapefruit while on certain medications. This is not new information and I have to remind myself that many are still unaware of this very serious drug-food interaction. The medical community … Continue reading

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On-Line Pharmacies = Real Life Scams!

We’ve all heard the saying, “ If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.” That certainly applies to the purchase of pharmaceuticals from many on-line pharmacies. Although generic drugs are good economic choices and are acceptable … Continue reading

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Generic Drugs – All Smoke and Mirrors?

When people discover that I’m a pharmacist and that I practiced for over 40 years before becoming a full-time writer, some of the inevitable questions I get asked are, “What about generics?” “Are they really the same as brand name … Continue reading

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