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Pharmacy Outreach: Raise Awareness about Heat Related Illnesses

Temperatures are soaring, and records are set to be broken across the continental United States. Many people are avoiding outdoor excursions while others continue about their daily routine with very little thought to the dangers presented by the extreme temperatures. High temperatures can be especially harmful to individuals already suffering from other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Fortunately, there is one place these people all must go on a regular basis – their pharmacy! [click to continue…]

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While most teenage girls are researching the most flattering lipstick color, 17-year-old Monta Vista High School senior Angela Zhang was using bioengineering to find a cure for cancer. According to Zhang, her breakthrough is a “nanoparticle that’s kind of like the Swiss Army knife of cancer treatment in that it can detect cancer cells, eradicate the cancer cells and then monitor the treatment response.” Her goal was to create a personalized cancer treatment for a targeted approach. Her after school project won top honors at the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology and a $100,000 scholarship. [click to continue…]

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This year’s Health Datapalooza will be held on June 5-6, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The event will feature exciting new products, services, applications, and features based on open source health data. Entrepreneurs across the country are submitting their innovations to be judged by panels comprised of health care professionals, community leaders, and consumers. The best inventions will be showcased during the event. It’s an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs and a great way for pharmacists to stay on top of the next big thing in the healthcare data industry. [click to continue…]

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Beginning in 2008, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield teamed up with Kroger pharmacies to launch a program aimed at helping 845 Cincinnati and the Kroger employees learn to manage diabetes and hypertension. The employees received individual attention via one-on-one meetings with Kroger pharmacists specially trained to address their needs. The results were very promising. [click to continue…]

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FDA Warning: High Doses of Celexa May Be Dangerous

by pharmacy on September 21, 2011

The FDA has issued a warning about new dosage recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram). Aftermarket testing found that dosages higher than 40mg per day can result in dangerous changes to heart rhythm. Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that’s been marketed in the U.S. since 1988. [click to continue…]

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New Sunscreen Rules: No More Over-the-Top Claims

by pharmacy on September 14, 2011

After four years of development, the FDA has finally published the new rules about sunscreen labels, and that’s good news for consumers. [click to continue…]

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