Navigation Links
When It Comes to Prescription Drugs, Get Smart
Date:11/5/2008

cal problems they're having. Anecdotally, we've all heard about someone going into a physician's office and they'll be asked what's wrong and they'll respond, 'I'm fine,' without thinking."

When visiting the pharmacy, consumers should be sure to open up the little prescription vial and check out their medications before they leave, Zive added.

"Even if we fill it correctly, sometimes the prescription as written is not what they need or were told by their doctor to expect," he said. "Also, we might fill a prescription with a generic that looks different from the brand name pill, and that can cause some concern when they get home. Better to be assured at the counter."

Finally, people should understand that all drugs have risks as well as benefits, and be ready to have a frank discussion with their health-care professionals about those risks, Bullman said.

"We're encouraging them to raise that issue and have that dialogue with the prescriber about risks versus benefits," he said. "There may be an alternative medication to the one the patient is taking that would better suit their lifestyle."

More information

To learn more visit the National Council on Patient Information and Education.



SOURCES: Ray Bullman, executive vice president, the National Council on Patient Information and Education, Bethesda, Md.; Joel Zive, owner and pharmacist, Zive Pharmacy, New York City, and spokesman, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, D.C.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tummy Hurts From Eating Too Much or From Too Many Turns in the Road? Clear Motion & Digestive Aid(TM) Comes to the Rescue
2. Coors of Las Vegas Becomes New Distributor of RecoveryX
3. Blue Cross Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair and Members
4. Dr. Henry Barnett becomes first person outside Europe to receive Karolinska Stroke Award
5. $8.6 million grant to MU will fund efforts to improve health literacy, health outcomes
6. Boston Scientific Welcomes Passage of Federal Pain Care Legislation to Benefit Military Members and Veterans
7. When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
8. UCB Becomes Pinnacle Donor to the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundations Research Campaign
9. UNIVAL(R), Inc. Becomes a Microsoft(R) HealthVault(TM) Application Provider
10. World of Grains(TM) - The Cookie Thats One Bite Better Comes to a Store Near You
11. University of Ottawa Heart Institute Trial Finds Popular Blood Clotting Drug Does Not Improve Patient Outcomes and Increases Risk of Bleeding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... An experienced review website in the global market, ... and announced that FatCow ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/FatCow.com/ ), GoDaddy and ... There has been a boom in websites in recent ... increase in the number of web hosting companies that ... prices. VPS (Virtual Private Server) is the method of ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Developers and ... have announced a new transition plugin entitled Transpack ... 3 delivers high quality transitions that will add a ... Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Blurring the ... a definite game changer.” , Transpack Vol. 3 returns ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 According to latest National Vital ... rate since 1966 (10.5 births per 1,000 women in 2013). ... has risen steadily by 2 percent per year. The birth ... aged 50 and over) also rose, the first such increase ... than nine times as many first births to women aged ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... UWDress.com, a professional company of women’s dresses and related ... evening cocktail dresses . As a matter of ... very popular among worldwide customers. Now, all its evening ... 65 percent off). , All UWDress.com’s employees are ... for the global clients. The company is famous for ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 6 Minutes to Skinny , a ... Ballantyne that is showing men and women of all ages ... body fat using simple 6-minute exercises and easy-to-follow lifestyle tips ... investigative review. , “When it comes to losing body ... out for all people,” reports Michaels. “Metabolism plays a big ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: FatCow, GoDaddy And Bluehost Are The Best VPS Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released Transpack Vol. 3 Plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 3Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 4Health News:Cheap Evening Cocktail Dresses Recently Introduced At UWDress.com 2Health News:6 Minutes to Skinny: Review Exposes Craig Ballantyne’s Method to Jump Starting the Metabolism and Blasting Away Body Fat in Just 6 Minutes Per Day 2
... showing signs of changes that could lead to full-blown ... today's "baked potato generation"// could be falling prey to ... ,It has been recognised for some time that being ... of diabetes, but authentication is growing that younger patients ...
... take as much care of your hair as you do of ... that the outer layer of the hair - the cuticle - ... dry and faded.// Hair damage occurs from a range of causes ... exposure. Ideally, you'd pay as much attention to your hair as ...
... specific toxin can cause a severe, highly lethal type ... They have so far linked infection with these toxin-carrying ... tissue destruction in the respiratory tract. ,According ... of the National Reference Center for Staphylococcal Toxemia in ...
... treat both major strains of influenza in young children said ... flu season because production problems delayed its distribution. The medication, ... season. Hoffmann-La Roche informed the FDA of its production problems, ... required to do so. // ,Tamiflu is one of ...
... be suffering from anxiety or depression. According to a ... before aggressive treatments are begun// for gastrointestinal disorders. This ... harmful medications for nausea, unnecessary medical investigation and probably ... ,Haug and colleagues in the department of psychiatry conducted ...
... folic acid intake and decreasing alcohol help beat the risk ... to previous studies have shown that colon cancer often runs ... the disease, you can opt for regular colon exams, cut ... vegetables to reduce your cancer risk. ,According to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 The Parenteral Drug Association ... global post-approval changes protocols. The new ... topic expressed by industry participants and regulatory authority representatives ... month in Washington, DC . Representatives ... hand for the workshop. Attendees indicated openness to engaging ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced it has ... for its first institutional round of funding. The strategic ... reach, accelerate growth and innovation, and invest in additional ... Xiaomi Ventures will join iHealth,s board of directors, bringing ... ecommerce. "We are very pleased to have ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... ) has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering.      ... have been broadly classified into wide categories ... used for the treatment of different gynecological ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PDA Launches Effort to Harmonize Global Post-Approval Changes Protocols 2iHealth Raises $25 Million to Fuel Growth and Global Market Share 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 3
... in ... developing countries, SEATTLE, Jan. 22 ... has joined the Global Health,Program as director of Global Health Delivery. ... medical and public health,efforts, including preparations for a potential influenza pandemic., ...
... Diagnostic Application of Research Technologies, FULLERTON, Calif., ... ) announced today that it has signed four ... to direct assay,research and acquire licenses for intellectual ... for the company,s future molecular,diagnostic instrument. Under the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dr. Rajeev Venkayya Joins Gates Foundation as Director of Global Health Delivery 2Beckman Coulter Announces Licensing Agreements for Molecular Tests with National University of Ireland, Galway 2Beckman Coulter Announces Licensing Agreements for Molecular Tests with National University of Ireland, Galway 3
Alexander periosteal elevators....
Lambotte periosteal elevators....
Cottle periosteal & skin elevator, 7 1/2", slightly curved blade, 9 mm wide....
Dolwick-Reich Condyle periosteal elevator, 17.5 cm, 7"....
Medicine Products: