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Taking the help of pharmacist

The prescribed medicines by the doctor are to be verified by confirming with a pharmacist. Here they play an important role in helping you. Experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest you make your pharmacist part of your health care team, alongside your physician.// It's a good idea, for instance, to have all your medications dispensed at the once pharmacy. If the pharmacist can see a complete list of a...

Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Error

Researchers report positive findings in a new study that looked at the role of the pharmacist in ....helping doctors prevent medical errors involving medications. ..The investigation done finds having a pharmacist participate in medical rounds with doctors ....resulted in the identification and prevention of nearly 5,000 medication errors over more than ....four years.//.. ..The study was conduct...

New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.

Pharmacists have mixed reaction about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. The cost of prescription will be taken care by the Government Health Insurances for seniors. This is according to the Medicare // reform act. wary..This will result in the uninsured and a few people who buy medications from the Canadian pharmacy back top the market. There will an increase in the sales of drugs. But...

Manitoba Ombudsman Warns Pharmacists

Pharmacists have been warned by the Manitoba Ombudsman that they should respect the desire of patients to remain anonymous, particularly while receiving emergency// contraception. A woman had already complained that embarrassing questions were asked by the pharmacists while she was buying the Levonorgestrel, also called the drug Plan B. The questions asked were with regard to the woman’s sexual r...

Hospitalized patients better of with help from Pharmacists

Studies conducted at the University of Iowa and Department of Veterans Affairs has suggested that pharmacists who are based at hospitals turn out to be helpful to inpatients// and health care teams when they come out of their workstations and involve in caring for the patients. This is also effective in bringing down the errors in medication and related problems in patient care. ....The change in...

Pharmacy Board Says Pharmacists Have Right To Refuse Morning-After Pill

The state Board of Pharmacy has voted to allow pharmacists to decline to sell morning-after emergency contraceptive in Washington//. But the governor, some lawmakers and women's rights organizations are furious with this decision. .. ..Rod Shafer, executive director of the Washington State Pharmacy Association had said earlier this year that pharmacists should have the right to decline to dispens...

Alberta pharmacists vested with authority to prescribe

The provincial government has permitted the Alberta pharmacists to prescribe drugs and administer vaccines, without a doctor’s approval//. But drugs under the narcotics category or addictive drugs will still need a doctor’s approval... ..Now, beginning fall, pharmacists who have undergone a full-fledged training program can prescribe medicines for ailments like asthma and high blood pressure. ....

Pharmacists to take over Treatment of Long-Term Illnesses

Treatment of patients with long term illnesses like Parkinson's and heart disease will soon be handled by pharmacists according to yesterday’s announcement.// ..Proposals have been made to train some ''expert chemists" in order to take over the assessment of patients' medical conditions and management of their drugs, from GPs. ..Besides this some will also hold their own specialist clinics for...

Allergy OTC Medicines–Speak With Your Pharmacis

For allergy sufferers, the fall season can be just as bad as the spring. A quick trip to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine; however, can quickly becoming an// overwhelming experience. ....“Individuals are faced with shelf after shelf of products that often times have very similar names,” noted Dr. Daniel A. Hussar, Remington professor of pharmacy of the Philadelphia College of...

Bay of Plenty Pharmacist Found Guilty

Heather Nancy Burton of Mount Maunganui, who faced charges on 58 counts of fraud and forgery relating to prescription items has been found guilty .The trial lasted three weeks.// ....A two-year investigation was conducted by the Ministry of Health and the case which lasted three weeks was tried in the Tauranga District Court. ....According to reports, the prescription items were paid on behalf...

Alberta Pharmacists Entitled to Prescribe Medicines

Calgary – A new ruling in Alberta empowers pharmacists to prescribe medicines to patients suffering minor medical conditions. Now, pharmacists in Alberta// will be allowed to take a decision on the treatment for minor conditions and make modifications to dosages or prescriptions given by doctors. ....Though this ruling has received widespread acclaim, there are certain concerns about the ability...

Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors

High workloads for pharmacists increase the potential for medication errors, says a new study by University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers// published in the May issue of the journal Medical Care. ....The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by College of Pharmacy professor Daniel C. Malone, Ph.D., who is also a member of the Arizona Center for Education and Research on T...

40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

Forty per cent of community pharmacists have dispensed an off-label drug to a child in the last month, according to research published in the July issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology . ...And although 78 per cent said they would tell a family doctor that the prescription they had written would have to be dispensed off-label outside the terms of the drugs product license only...

Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

Procter & Gamble announced today that ALIGN(R) is now available through wholesalers. ALIGN is a daily probiotic supplement that builds and maintains a natural defense against a full range of episodic digestive upsets, such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, urgency, gas and bloating. ALIGN is the only probiotic supplement that contains Bifantis(R) (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624),...
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