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An easy understanding of the Affordable Care Act

August 13, 2013

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By now, we should all be familiar with the term Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare“. However there is a host of us that have no idea what its all about, and cannot be bothered to waddle through the technical jargon. I have therefore decided to compile a layman’s summary of how the Affordable Care […]

15 things your community pharmacists wish you knew

August 5, 2013

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You’re not bothering us by asking questions about your medication: When we say “do you have any questions?” this is not a rhetoric question, we really mean it. No matter how busy we seem to be, most states require pharmacists to counsel patients and answer their questions (this includes Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications and herbals). According […]

Diclegis: a new pill for morning sickness

August 2, 2013

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Key Points Approved: April 8, 2013 Generic ingredients: 10mg Doxylamine succinate and 10mg pyridoxine hydrocholoride Indication: Nausea and Vomiting associated with pregnancy in women whose symptoms do not improve with conservative management strategies Dosage instructions: two tablets (20mg) at bedtime on an empty stomach with a full glass of water Maximum dosage: 4 tablets a day […]

Dr. Internet will see you now

August 1, 2013

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A few years ago, long before I became a pharmacist, I “dry-swallowed” two tablets of Ibuprofen to combat a slight headache. I also took them on an empty stomach while laying belly-up on the couch. Why not? The pill bottle was right there, I was way too engrossed in my TV show, and the fridge […]