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More Young Americans Are Getting the Flu Shot

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Flu season is approaching once again. Pharmacists play a vital role in prevention by helping to educate their patients about the flu, which can cause serious illness, and even death...
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The Opioid Crisis and The Role Pharmacists Can Play in Tapering Patients off Narcotics

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When should you begin to taper doses of opioids being used to treat chronic pain? The Center for Disease Control has a plan of action for such a situation. The...
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How to Educate a Patient Who is Self-Prescribing

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Generally, over-the-counter pain medications are safe when taken as recommended. But people often get themselves into trouble when they begin to mix these drugs with other over-the-counter drugs or prescription...
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Polypharmacy Risks in the Elderly

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Polypharmacy is a term used to describe a situation where a person is taking a number of different drugs simultaneously, usually more than are medically necessary. It is more common...
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How to Help Your Patients Afford EpiPens

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As anyone who follows the news knows, the price of the EpiPen, an epinephrine autoinjector used for the treatment of anaphylaxis, has soared, increasing from $100 to $600. However, there...
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The Pharmacy Trends That Will Shape the Rest of 2017

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Where is the practice of pharmacy heading as we move further into 2017? Here are a few of the trends. Programs for addressing antibiotic-resistant strains of microbes. New regulations from...
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What is Nuclear Pharmacy?

Posted in Rx Career Tips, Pharmacy Industry News

Nuclear pharmacy is a specialization within the field of pharmacy that focuses on the compounding and dispensing of radioactive substances. These substances are used in nuclear medicine. In the field...
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How Can Religious Observations Affect Your Patients?

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Ramadan is a religious observance of Muslims worldwide. It is a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Koran to the prophet Muhammad. The annual observance is...
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How Community Pharmacies Are Impacting Influenza

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You probably have seen the sign outside your neighborhood pharmacy, “Flu vaccinations offered here.” Community pharmacies have now become the venue of choice for most people when it comes to...
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When Medication Adherence Becomes an Issue

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Medication adherence has become an increasingly important issue in healthcare. Patients who do not adhere to their medication schedules are costing insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and providers a lot of money...
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