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Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014

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It usually goes a little something like this: [A young attractive lady in black sits on a park bench looking depressed, then a pretty animated butterfly comes around and perches on her nose, immediately perking up the depressed lady. Her outfit is suddenly transformed to a pretty pink color, signalling the end of her drab emotional […]

Haiti Diaries #6: The Haiti the media didn’t show you

May 7, 2014

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Even though there is a large slum area in Haiti and that is what is largely shown by the media, there are also several beautiful attractions. In-between clinic schedules, the team took a few breaks to enjoy the city, and I was happy to see how much the Haitian government and people had invested in […]

Why Dr. Oz is the bane of every pharmacists existence

May 6, 2014

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It usually starts with “I saw this on Dr. Oz, do you have it in your pharmacy?” “What do you mean you don’t have it?…he said I could find it at any pharmacy!” {Insert pharmacist face palm} If I had a dollar for every time someone came in to ask for a Dr. Oz concoction, […]

In health news this week

May 2, 2014

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Pill to switch of hunger in the horizon News 4 investigates: Prices for prescription drugs may vary by pharmacy Drug Take-Back events set record numbers Who really pays for health care? Answer might surprise you CDC: 5 things that cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths Its time to stop ignoring the bad air we breathe New […]

Haiti diaries #5: Cité Soleil – Part 2 (THE PHARMACY)

May 1, 2014

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Each medical team visiting the clinic is responsible for stocking the pharmacy for their own use, and once again, I want to say a very big THANK YOU to all the donors who helped our team with providing medications for the pharmacy. For our one week stay, we spent roughly $2000 to stock our pharmacy, […]