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Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine

...sperson's prescription for a minor ailment, only a pharmacist (in the absence of a doctor) is qualified to recommend medicines, the dosage and even prepare a concoction particular to a patient. There are certain scheduled anti-biotics, tranquilisers, sedatives, anti-histamines, anti-hypersensitivity and anti-...

Adequate intake of Vitamin D is essentia

... up to 800 IU a day. But talk to your physician or pharmacist before starting on supplements to make sure you get one that's appropriate to your needs....

Best ways to split a pill

...egular knife for these. And, again, check with the pharmacist that the active ingredient is evenly distributed throughout the pill - otherwise you might be wasting your time....

Taking the help of pharmacist

.... Experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest you make your pharmacist part of your health care team, alongside your phys...medications dispensed at the once pharmacy. If the pharmacist can see a complete list of all the drugs you are on - including any herbal remedies or supplements -...

Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Error

...ings in a new study that looked at the role of the pharmacist in helping doctors prevent medical errors involvin...medications. The investigation done finds having a pharmacist participate in medical rounds with doctors resulted in the identification and prevention of nearly 5...

Increased demand for Bird flu anti-viral drug world wide

...with prescriptions from General Practitioners. The pharmacist charge them about $75, but still the pharmacist is not able to supply the consumers as there is a great demand for Tamiflu by general public. The ma...

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

...ulsion with eyes rolling back. In the mean time, a pharmacist formally identified the plant as the neurotoxic species C. myrtifolia. Examination upon arrival at the emergency room demonstrated disturbance of consciousness with facial twitching. The pupils were found symmetric and reactive. Hemodynamic status wa...

New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.

...t will take around 2-4 weeks to be reimbursed. The pharmacist are preparing to build cash reserve in order to adjust the time of payments. This will be only during the period of decreased cash flow. Once they get used to the system and know their profit margins then they can make arrangements accordingly....

Medicare Queries Expected To Increase Over Time

...of customers are expected to rush to their nearest pharmacist to enquire about the new plan. Infact, a few pharm...umers. It would not be a good option to ask your pharmacist regarding the choice of a specific plan, as they are not authorized to provide the service. It is th...

Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA

...ch is used to treat high blood pressure. A Serbian pharmacist filled the prescription with digoxin, because in Serbia, Dilacor is a brand name for digoxin. Digoxin is used to treat heart failure as well as abnormal heart rhythms. The patient continued taking the medication without realizing it was digoxin and n...

GPs In Wales Support Minister on Prescribing Issue

...e Health Minister on the introduction of nurse and pharmacist prescribing in Wales. Doctors are highly trained p...role of a health visitor for example, a nurse or a pharmacist can never replace the GP as the patients' doctor and first point of medical contact for most people....

Blue Cross Signs Up 110,000 Minnesotans For Part D Medicare Plans

... things are getting better on a daily basis," said pharmacist Mark Whittier, owner of Canby Drug and Gift, and on the front lines of Part D outreach in greater Minnesota. Blue Cross said that its local presence and reach was responsible for the great success of the plan. Blue Cross has set up a special Medicare...

Manitoba Ombudsman Warns Pharmacists

...ed by the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. The pharmacist should also reveal the reason if he does not wish to supply the medicine asked for by the patient. Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill is reported to have a 95% success rate where preventing pregnancy is concerned. ...

A 15p increase in an NHS Prescription Cost

...g their prescriptions filled, while many ask their pharmacist for guidance on which medicines they need most when it contains several items."...

Sleep Aids Are Not The Best Option For Insomniacs

...ep rhythm. * Bring your list of medications to a pharmacist to see if they are causing the insomnia. She said if these steps don't work, the next thing to try is over-the-counter sleep aids containing substances like diphenhydramine or doxylamine. These are generally safe to take for about two weeks and are...

Doctor Caught Red-Handed For Conducting Sex-Determination Test

...idabad district. Anil Shabani, a doctor, and his pharmacist were sentenced to two years in prison for conducting an illegal sex-determination test. In another case at Gurgaon, a doctor has been charged with conducting a sex determination test and prosecution proceedings are on. Sharma said strict action w...

Hospitalized patients better of with help from Pharmacists

...problems that could affect use of medications, the pharmacist also can meet with family members or other helpers...re more satisfied if they have more contact with a pharmacist or at least are given the opportunity to do so," Hensley said. "For example, they can better underst...

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

...patient needs to get the medication they need; the pharmacist needs to be able to practice within their conscience limits. This allows both,' he said. The Washington Alliance for Reproductive Choice said that it was shocked by this decision, 'We were shocked that the Pharmacy Board is ignoring their responsibi...

A Baffling New Drug Plan In Texas Town

...s covered, known as formularies. According to a pharmacist , each plan comes with its own set of problems and there is no central place to resolve the problems. Pharmacists play a special role in health care in border communities .. Many beneficiaries here are low-income group Mexican-Americans. So...

Voluntary Error-Reporting System Ensures Patient Safety

...hysician prescribing the wrong dose, followed by a pharmacist dispensing the wrong dose, but a nurse catching the error before giving the wrong dose to the patient. Of the 1,010, 38 percent (379 errors) did not reach the patient, half (511) reached the patient but no treatment or increased monitoring was requ...

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