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The Upset Wife

By AHS | January 13, 2012

We know how hard pharmacist and pharmacy technicians work - and we appreciate all that you do to help keep us healthy! We hope you have a great Friday and that this brings a smile to your face and starts your day off right!

Upon arriving home, a husband is met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explains, "It's the pharmacist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone!"

Angry, the husband drives down to the drug store to confront the pharmacist and demand an apology. Before he says a word, though, the pharmacist tells him, "Now, just a minu

Sometimes Older Is Better

By AHS | January 12, 2012

With options dwindling in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, old standbys take center stage.

Antimicrobial resistance isn’t just old news, it’s a continuing threat to our existence globally. Consider this: a single organism, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), kills more Americans annually—approximately 19,000—than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and homicide combined.

Compounding the problem is the dearth of new antimicrobials in the drug development pipeline, especially for antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. The selection of antimicrobial drugs available to cli

Pharmacists key to reducing infections, hospitalizations

By AHS | January 11, 2012

Add pharmacists to the list of care givers, hospitals and consumer groups that will help the Health & Human Services' national patient safety collaboration save more than 60,000 lives and up to $35 billion in healthcare costs by the end of 2013.

"Pharmacists play a key role in the Partnership for Patients' aims to reduce adverse drug events and improve care transitions," Dr. BrianJ. Isetts, a University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy professor and health policy fellow for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, said in a Medscape Medical News interview Friday.

By getting patients to use their medication corre

National Pharmacist Day

By AHS | January 11, 2012

National Pharmacist Day is about recognizing the important role of the pharmacists. If you are visiting a pharmacy on January 12th, National Pharmacist Day, make sure that you wish your pharmacist a very happy National Pharmacist Day!

National Pharmacist Day is all about honoring our pharmacist friends who are an integral part of the medical care. The day is about saying to them “Thank You,” the words that they don’t get to hear too often. Let’s take the day as the perfect occasion for thanking them for being in the front lines of pharmacy, and having lots of patience and compassion.


FDA Is Warned On the Danger Of 'Super Painkillers'

By AHS | January 10, 2012

 Following fatal shootings in two New York pharmacy robberies, a U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of "super painkillers" now under review could force repeats of recent violent robberies that left six people dead.

"It's tremendously concerning that at the same time policymakers and law enforcement professionals are waging a war on the growing prescription drug crisis, new super-drugs could well be on their way, flooding the market," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "The FDA needs to grab the reins and slow down the stampede to introduce these powerful narcot




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