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October is Healthy Lung Month

by pharmacy on October 15, 2014

healthy-lung-monthWhile most people know October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, few also know it is Healthy Lung Month. As a pharmacist, you can help your patients learn more about how to keep their lungs healthy and strong, providing extra education throughout October. [click to continue…]

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pharmacist-psychiatristRecently, the Missouri Department of Mental Health approved pharmacists to step into the role of psychiatric care provider. The decision has created a more efficient community treatment team.

Since community psychiatry involves reaching out to people wherever you find them (at home, in restaurants, even under bridges) to provide care and support, it is difficult to find psychiatrists who want to practice community psychiatry. As such, this allows a pharmacist to step into the role where a psychiatrist is difficult to find. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacists Make Strides in Improving Diabetes Care

by pharmacy on September 24, 2014

DiabetesClinical pharmacist Candis Morello serves as the director of San Diego Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Diabetes Intense Medical Management (DIMM) clinic. With her counseling, veterans with a history of type II diabetes are learning how to improve their condition. [click to continue…]

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Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration

Do you have unneeded or expired medications lingering around in your home? This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its National Drug Take-Back Day to collect unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications free and anonymously.

We at RPh on the Go encourage you to take part in this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of unneeded medications such as prescription painkillers and other controlled substance (CS) medications, typically only accepted for disposal with the presence of law enforcement.

More than 4.1 million pounds of unwanted medication have safely been disposed of in previous DEA Take-Back Days in more than 6,000 drop-off locations across the U.S. Check out DEA’s collection site locator, now available online here.

Please contact RPh on the Go Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance Steve Sidell if you have any questions about the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at steve.sidell@rphonthego.com or at 847.588.7499.

 

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September: National Preparedness Month

by pharmacy on September 3, 2014

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If there was an emergency in your local area right now, would you be ready? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want you to focus on being ready for anything at anytime – and that’s what September is all about. 2014 is the 11th year for the National Preparedness Month – sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [click to continue…]

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FDA Approves Topical Antifungal for Toenails

by pharmacy on August 27, 2014

Jublia-antifungalIn June, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. announced FDA approval for their medication Jublia, or efinaconazole. The topical solution is approved for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis as a result of either Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes. [click to continue…]

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