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Don’t call it “depression”!

October 10, 2015

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“It is commonly used for depression” I answered to a gentleman in a perfectly HIPAA safe environment, after being asked what Pristiq was prescribed for. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a fleeting look of horror from a nearby colleague. “You shouldn’t have said depression, people sometimes get upset by that” she […]

Is an “over the counter” overdose antidote a good move?

September 26, 2015

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If you’ve ever been in or around the world of drug addiction, then you probably know all about the drug Naloxone (Brand name: Narcan). Narcan is a lifesaving “overdose antidote” (available in both injection and nasal spray), that can completely rid the body of opioid molecules in a matter of minutes and restore breathing in a […]

What we know so far about the Ebola “secret serum” drug – ZMapp™

August 5, 2014

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ZMapp™ was formulated in January 2014 by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, California, a company founded in 2003 that focuses on “unmet needs in global health and biodefense”. It was then produced in Owensboro, KY by a company named Kentucky BioProcessing. It is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana bethamiana), which are “infected” with a […]

Common ailments you can treat without drugs

June 10, 2014

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Sometimes we just don’t feel like taking over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs, and sometimes we’d like to but don’t have access to one right at that very moment. Therefore I came up with this list as a guide for those days when you don’t have the luxury of medications at your disposal. Here are some ways […]

GA pharmacy job roundup – 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014

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National coverage specialist (Travel position) – Healix Assistant Pharmacy Manager (Columbus GA) – Publix Executive Team Leader Pharmacy Manager (Warner Robins GA) – Target Managing Pharmacy Consultant (Alpharetta GA) – GA Dept. of Labor Pharmacist Consultant (Atlanta GA) – WellPoint Pharmacist (Rome GA) – Kindred Hospital Sr Pharmacist Consultant (Travel Position) – CareFusion Assistant Director […]

Haiti diaries #4: Cité Soleil – Part 1 (THE CLINIC)

April 22, 2014

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Cité Soleil is one of the poorest, and most dangerous parts of Port-au-Prince. The trash, waste and living conditions are so poor in this area that no water is suitable for drinking except what MICECC provides. Cité Soleil is also where the H.O.M. clinic is located. Hidden behind the high walls of a gated compound, the clinic is made up […]

Got drugs? Dispose of them next week using the National Take-Back initiative

April 20, 2014

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Got drugs laying around the house that you have no use for? Do you wonder what to do with prescription medications that have been left behind by deceased family members? Are you spring cleaning your cabinets and getting rid of expired medications? Are you worried about friends and family members abusing your old medications? If […]