Lung Cancer Awareness Is Still Needed

by pharmacy on December 20, 2017

lung cancer awarenessLung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause to kill both men and women. Many patients exhibit specific symptoms and conditions long before their diagnosis that also point fingers in other directions. Making your patients aware of symptoms and screening processes is just one way to help get the diagnosis early and hopefully combat the illness. [click to continue…]

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FDA Approves Digital Drug Tracking System

by pharmacy on December 13, 2017

digital prescriptionsOne of the biggest issues any doctor or pharmacist faces is the patient who doesn’t always take their medications as directed. We can see it happen often with mental health patients, but it’s a problem all across the board.  Additionally, if a medicine is not working, a digital drug tracking system can help someone figure out why. [click to continue…]

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Amazon vs the Pharmaceutical Sector

by pharmacy on December 6, 2017

amazon pharmacy potentialThere have been multiple rumors that Amazon plans on entering the pharmaceutical sector, and it has certainly made big pharmaceutical companies take notice. Will they, or won’t they? But it looks like Amazon may be entering an easier part of the healthcare sector that won’t have a huge impact on pharmaceutical companies just yet. [click to continue…]

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Grave’s Ophthalmopathy – What You Need to Know

by pharmacy on November 29, 2017

graves ophthalmopathyGrave’s Ophthalmopathy (GO) is becoming increasingly prevalent. Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease that can result in ophthalmopathy. In short, ophthalmopathy is an inflammatory disorder of the orbit. Although Grave’s Disease often occurs first, GO can sometimes occur first. Regardless of which occurs first, many patients will experience both rather than just one disorder or disease. [click to continue…]

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STDs Are on The Rise – How We Can Help

by pharmacy on November 22, 2017

STDs on riseAccording to a new statement from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), STDs are on the rise and some are becoming drug resistant. This can be a scary situation for people who are sexually active, but one that pharmacists can certainly assist with. If you have noticed a rise in prescriptions for sexually transmitted diseases, or just want to be ahead of the curve, here are a few suggestions on how you can help. [click to continue…]

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Puerto Rico drug shortageHurricane Maria was no kind stranger to Puerto Rico in September. We have watched in horror as people have struggled to rebuild. At the time of this writing, 70% of the country was still without electricity. One of the biggest concerns is getting medications into the country for those in need. Who would’ve thought we also need to worry about drug production? [click to continue…]

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