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Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

...r their patients. ALIGN will be available at the pharmacy counter. Pharmacists can order Align through the wholesalers, Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal and McKesson, in packs of 28 easy-to-swallow capsules....

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...ll never get their periods. Lybrel is landing on pharmacy shelves this month. Now menstruation may never be the same- it may disappear altogether. Already the first few volleys in this battle have been exchanged, a barrage of advertising and research highlighting the debilitating effects of periods and th...

Wrestler Chris Benoits Son was Sedated - Says Investigators

...rescription records for Mr. Benoit maintained at a pharmacy in Fayetteville, Georgia, Dr. Astin was identified as prescribing, on average, a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Mr. Benoit every three to four weeks from May 4, 2006, through May 9, 2007," the U.S. attorney's office said. DR. Astin has plead...

Retail Health Clinics Start Shop

...ed state and federal agencies to look into whether pharmacy chain-owned clinics in stores urge patients to get their prescriptions filled on site, which the AMA maintains would pose a conflict. It also said that insurance companies should be banned from waiving or lowering co-payments only for patients who ge...

Computerized Doctors Order Reduce Prescription Errors

...hicken scratch, said Karl Gumpper, director of the pharmacy informatics and technology section of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, based in Bethesda, Md. Pharmacists frequently have to call the prescribing doctor or interview the patient because of problems in deciphering handwriting. Curr...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

...hotherapy. It is based on computerized medical and pharmacy records for more than 109,000 patients who started treatment for depression at Group Health from 1996 to 2005. In the study, suicide attempts were about twice as common among patients up to age 24 as among older adults. However, the time pattern wa...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

...cient Egyptians were practising a credible form of pharmacy and medicine much earlier," said Dr Jackie Campbel...cient Egyptians were practising a credible form of pharmacy long before the Greeks, added Prof. Rosalie David, Director of the KNH Centre....

Spending on Diabetes Drugs Soars in US

...gs could mitigate pricing pressures, said Medco, a pharmacy benefits manager that negotiates prescription drug costs for companies and other large clients. But while new medicines and combination therapies can be expensive, the cost of treating complications from untreated diabetes would create a much large...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...lements, says Heather Boon, associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Toronto and an expert in natural health products. Boon advises consumers to check with their pharmacist before buying any herbal supplement without an NPN, especially if they take multiple herbs or prescription medications. N...

Manipur Pharmacies Shut Down Fearing Separatist Threats

...he extortion amount served on the drug dealers," a pharmacy owner in capital Imphal told IANS on condition of anonymity. Some drugstores opened Monday although many are yet to resume business out of fear. The closure of pharmacies has led to panic across Manipur with doctors postponing major surgeries feari...

Take Precautions Before You Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

... able to take your unused medications to community pharmacy sponsored days when you can return medications that need to be destroyed. Talk to your pharmacist. Pharmacists are available to guide you on how to properly dispose of your unused medications. The ideal scenario is to take medications to a commun...

California Pharmacy Chain Provides Services to Hispanic Community

...ra Costa Times on Monday profiled California-based pharmacy chain Farmacia Remedios, which seeks to create a "...d has all signs and labels in Spanish. Traditional pharmacy chains lack Spanish-language assistance and have limited imported products and services, according t...

Teenagers Untimely Death Draws Attention To Safety Of Over The- Counter Drugs

...ects a poison control center and is a professor of pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco: "It's on my one-swallow-to-kill list for kids. Kearney adds that topical application of methyl salicylate can be hazardous, if it is smeared over 40 percent of the body, if someone has a skin conditi...

Australians Opt for DIY Kits to Test for Diabetes

...hs or Coles, which sold out in many stores. But pharmacy sales were dominated by people living in outer suburbs, including Penrith, Campbelltown, Blacktown and Liverpool. Customer feedback revealed the main reasons for purchasing the product were health awareness and having a family history of diabetes....

Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain

...inbach, the study’s lead author and a professor of pharmacy practice and administration at Ohio State University. “That means the potential loss of millions of hours of work productivity, not to mention the associated economic costs,” she said. Some estimates suggest that nearly 4 million days of missed wor...

RFID Use can Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

...to help stroke and Alzheimer's patients, to manage pharmacy supply chain and to keep tab on cadaver organs from being misused. The use of newer technology to improve patient care has never been fully exploited. What is required is a little inventive thinking and having some tech savvy medical staff who ca...

Many NYC Pharmacies Fail to Translate Prescription Labels for Patients Who Don't Understand English

...homes and Medicaid agencies. However, because many pharmacy customers use Medicare and Medicaid to purchase pr... of pharmacies had Spanish-speaking pharmacists or pharmacy interns, who are legally qualified to provide medication counseling in New York State. Among the p...

Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors

...y harmful drug-drug interactions dispensed by each pharmacy was 32.1. The pharmacies employed an average of ...s exceeding capacity and that automation and other pharmacy staffing may not sufficiently compensate for the increased pharmacist workload,” Malone says. “Addit...

Plan B Pills – Unshackle

...ated in a dignified, respectful manner even if the pharmacy is unable to fill the prescription." The Food a...idual pharmacist will not fill a prescription, the pharmacy owner must make sure another pharmacist is available to do so”, the board now directs. NN...

Stricter Norms for Chemists in Punjab to Curb Addiction

The Punjab government and its pharmacy council will frame stricter rules for the chemists...porters here Wednesday that the department and the pharmacy council would ensure that the 25,000 chemist shops in the state employed qualified pharmacists to di...

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