Safe Medication Disposal

by pharmacy on June 21, 2017

medication disposalLast year, Walgreens began an initiative to bring safe medication disposal units to their stores to combat improper disposals as well as abusing drugs that were no longer needed. Their success has been incredible and inspiring to many pharmacies across the US. [click to continue…]

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Epidiolex for Epilepsy

by pharmacy on June 14, 2017

epilepsy treatmentThere is a strong movement in the country to move to the use of cannabis, and various forms of cannabis, for treating a wide variety of illnesses. Epilepsy is one illness that has been highlighted in the past as one that responds well to cannabis oils. Overall, the main component has been the use of a cannabinoid, a compound found in marijuana, to combat the seizures often associated with epilepsy. For parents who are desperate for a way to treat their child, this can be an enticing endeavor. Pharmaceutical companies are now stepping up and trying to create a medicine that will meet FDA standards and use cannabinoid to treat those seizures. [click to continue…]

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A Free COPD Toolkit for Pharmacists

by pharmacy on June 7, 2017

COPD toolkitThe National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is offering a free COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) toolkit for pharmacists.  It is estimated that COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, it is also estimated that there are millions who go undiagnosed. [click to continue…]

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals Joins the Market

by pharmacy on May 24, 2017

amneal pharmaceuticals nasal sprayAmneal Pharmaceuticals has been providing medicines since 2002 and has been acquiring other pharmaceutical companies since 2007. While they are not a “new” company, they have created their very first product in spray form. Jim Luce, Amneal’s EVP Sales and Marketing said, “As the first nasal spray product from Amneal, it stands as yet another example of how we continue to expand into new and more complex dosage forms.” [click to continue…]

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The Cost of Medicinal Recalls

by pharmacy on May 17, 2017

cost of medicinal recallsWith the recent recall of albuterol inhalers, a voluntary recall by GlaxoSmithKline, pharmacies across the country are scrambling to get the word out. Medicinal recalls are one of the most concerning types of recalls that there are. One does begin to wonder what kind of impact a recall has on the pharmacy. [click to continue…]

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insulin resistant dietDiabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in our country, and it may feel like a death sentence for some who are diagnosed with the disease. But some patients with prediabetes or Type II diabetes are able to reverse insulin resistance and live healthier lives.  Pharmacists are in the unique position where they can help the doctor/patient team by offering support for a healthier diet. Here are some foods that are helpful in battling insulin resistance. [click to continue…]

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