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Don’t call it “depression”!

October 10, 2015


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

GA pharmacy job roundup – 4/10/2014

April 10, 2014


Ambulatory Infusion Pharmacist – West GA Health Sr. Pharmacy Consultant (Atlanta GA) – Towers Watson Clinical Pharmacist (Atlanta GA) – Grady Health Systems Toxicology Fellow (Atlanta GA) – Grady Health Systems 30 hour full time Floating Pharmacist (Columbus GA) – Publix  Clinical Educator (Augusta, GA – Travel position) – VMS BioMarketing Full time Floating Pharmacist […]

Are you allergic to that drug or did you just have an adverse reaction?

April 9, 2014


Whenever I get to building a profile for a new patient, one of the questions I ask is “Are you allergic to any medication?” Many times the answer is YES, but my follow up question “What kind of reaction did you have?” usually turns my documentation into a NO. Why is that? you ask. It’s […]

GA pharmacy job roundup – 4/6/2014

April 6, 2014


Pharmacist Floater Full Time (Athens GA) – CVS Caremark Pharmacist in Charge Full Time (Covington GA) – CVS Caremark Pharmacist  (Macon GA) – Regency Hospital  Pharmaceutical Care Pharmacist (Sun to Thur/3pm – 11pm) – Paulding Hospital  Clinical Staff Pharmacist (Rome, GA) – Redmond Regional Medical Center  Pharmacist (Cumming GA) – Northside Hospital  Registered Pharmacists (Atlanta […]