Category Archives: The Pharmacy Profession

Hope on the Horizon for Pediatric Peanut Allergies

Over one million American children have a peanut allergy! I wrote a blog a couple of years ago which indicated that researchers found that people with food allergies are increasing at a significant rate—an 18% jump between 1997 and 2007 alone, … Continue reading

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When a Murder is Not Technically a Murder!

When someone dies, they’re dead, right? Well . . . maybe not. And when someone dies at the hand of another, that’s a murder, right? Well . . . maybe that’s true, or maybe not. Sure, there are various degrees … Continue reading

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Quantifying Pain Effectively

There are a multitude of methods to measure a patient’s pain level. Most use a sliding scale to quantify one’s pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (the worse imaginable pain). Top ten types of pain scales: 1 – 10 … Continue reading

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Smart Pills Simplify Medication Compliance Issues

Experts estimate that patients who do not take their medications as ordered cost this nation approximately $100 billion a year in additional medical expenses. Much of that additional cost is due to patients getting sicker and needing additional treatments or … Continue reading

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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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