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Medication Safety and the Pharmacist’s Role

by pharmacy on January 18, 2011

The new Walgreens commercials address a growing concern in patient care. The point made was simple. If you bring all your medications to a Walgreens pharmacy, they will keep track of everything you’re taking, including supplements, vitamins, and herbal remedies, in order to warn you of possible drug interactions. This is a powerful selling point. In an article published on ModernMedicine.com, Deb Saine, MS, RPh, medication safety manager at the Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health in Winchester, Virginia said, “Pharmacists should have a leadership role in planning, selection, system design, development, implementation, and maintenance. The goal is to ensure that technology supports safe medication use.” [click to continue…]

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The Link Between Suicide and Antiepileptic Drugs

by pharmacy on November 29, 2010

Physicians will often prescribe a medication for conditions that the drug has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat. This is a common practice because physicians discuss treatments amongst themselves and share techniques that have helped their patients in the past. However, the physician may not make the patient aware of the fact that the medication which they are prescribing is not necessarily intended for the malady for which it is being prescribed. It often falls to the pharmacist to educate a patient about the medications they will be taking and it is the duty of the pharmacist to warn of any potential side effects or drug interactions. [click to continue…]

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FDA News: Meridia to be Withdrawn from US Market

by pharmacy on November 15, 2010

Maintaining constant awareness of medications that are being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as those which have been recalled or have been voluntarily removed from the market is an important aspect of a pharmacist’s career. By knowing about potential concerns, and the eventual results of those concerns, pharmacists are able to warn patients about the possible side effects associated with their medications. [click to continue…]

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Hi. My name’s Cyrus Pacis. I’m an RPh on the Go pharmacist and will be taking over the blogging here starting today.

I started with humble beginnings as a pharmacist. I once believed getting a job and staying with that job till retirement was the norm, but I found it totally not fulfilling. Complacency is the evil that we all share in the work place. It brings boredom, which leads to careless mistakes. It brings laziness, which leads to animosities among co-workers.

For the first 11 years as a pharmacist, I found myself in that trap of being complacent. Each one of us went through this. Haven’t you noticed doing the same mundane routine day in and day out? Haven’t you noticed some co-workers are getting on your nerves? Haven’t you noticed questioning yourself if this is the best it can get? Well, that was me. [click to continue…]

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Hi. My name’s Cyrus Pacis. I’m an RPh on the Go pharmacist and will be taking over the blogging here starting today.

I started with humble beginnings as a pharmacist. I once believed getting a job and staying with that job till retirement was the norm, but I found it totally not fulfilling. Complacency is the evil that we all share in the work place. It brings boredom, which leads to careless mistakes. It brings laziness, which leads to animosities among co-workers.

For the first 11 years as a pharmacist, I found myself in that trap of being complacent. Each one of us went through this. Haven’t you noticed doing the same mundane routine day in and day out? Haven’t you noticed some co-workers are getting on your nerves? Haven’t you noticed questioning yourself if this is the best it can get? Well, that was me. [click to continue…]

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