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Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014


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


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


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


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


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, […]