Category Archives: The Pharmacy Profession

Why Prescription Medications Are So Expensive

In last week’s blog, I discussed how patients can take back control of their medication costs. I suggested seven simple ways to reduce the costs of your prescription drugs. Taking steps as an individual to hold down prescription costs, however, … Continue reading

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How to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable!

An estimated 49% of Americans report using at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, and a staggering 19% report that they have skipped taking a prescribed medication, or taken less drug than indicated, because of the drug’s … Continue reading

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Preventing Prescription Medication Errors

In a medication error report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published last Fall, it estimated that over a million US citizens are injured each year from various medication errors and that one person dies each day from a … Continue reading

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It’s Called “The Practice of Pharmacy”

I blog about dark and sinister subjects—the perfect drug as a murder weapon, ten ways to create a bloodless murder, and zombie invasions—to name a few. I appreciate your enthusiastic responses and certainly your readership. Today, however, I’d like to … Continue reading

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FDA Says, “Stop Using Antibacterial Soaps and Cleansers!”

My blog headline mimics the headlines I’ve witnessed in print for the last couple of weeks. The FDA has finally ruled on the use, overuse and abusive use of antibacterial soaps. I’ve blogged in the past (here and here) about … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy

Population aging in first world countries is a growing concern for many reasons. One of those involves the issue of polypharmacy in the older adult. Polypharmacy is defined as a patient using four or more medications concurrently and statistics show … Continue reading

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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with the simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s often the case. Certain bacteria, however, are resistant … Continue reading

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