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Top Ten Pharmacist Resolutions

By AHS | January 05, 2011

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Well, it’s official. The new year is upon us all and with the changing of the calender many people become motivated to think up some resolutions for the new year. Think of a resolution as a type of goal to accomplish in the coming 12 months. And since I haven’t written a top ten list in quite some time I thought I’d come up with a top ten list of resolutions for pharmacists everywhere. So here ismy top ten list of pharmacist resolutions for the new year. Feel free to leave a comment with any resolution Ifailedto mention in this list.

1. Learn the word no! Every pharmacist in the country (and ever

Suggestions for Making Prescription-Drug Labels More Clear

By AHS | January 04, 2011

question on perscriptions  A report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that 90 million Americans can’t fully understand and act upon health information. The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, which sets drug standards, today proposed changes to chip away at some of that confusion, at least when it comes to the labels that pharmacists put on prescriptions they fill.

The USP is offering standards that it says will make label information and instructions more comprehensible. For example, instructions to “Take two tablets twice daily” can raise confusion; saying “Take 2 tablets in the morni

Pharmacy Ruling Bans Multiple Prescription Transfers

By AHS | December 30, 2010

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Donald Feeback picks up his eye prescription from Brown's pharmacy on Southern Boulevard.

"This is a good neighborhood pharmacy here. I mean, I come here for everything," said Feeback.

While all of his drug needs are taken care of here, other people switch pharmacies frequently in order to take advantage of coupons and rebates offered or cheaper prescriptions. That will all change starting Jan. 1.

With the new year comes a new rule from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Residents will now only be allowed to transfer their prescriptions once a yea

The dangers of antibiotic overuse

By AHS | December 29, 2010

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The Pharmacist Point of View...

We have come a long way from the discovery of penicillin by Sir Alexander Fleming a little more than 80 years ago. It’s hard to believe that a happy accident caused by a contaminated culture plate being left out for 2 weeks while Fleming was on vacation led to one of the true medical breakthroughs of modern medicine. And as other antibiotics were discovered and successfully used to treat bacterial infections in humans an entire class of medicine was born. But what happens when our antibiotics don’t work anymore?

Since Fleming

More than a quarter of U.S. kids take at least one chronic med

By AHS | December 28, 2010

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More than 25% of children and teens take at least one medication on a daily basis, and nearly 7% are on two or more drugs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing 2009 data from Medco Health Solutions. Drawing additional data from IMS Health, the article noted that prescriptions for hypertension in people under the age of 20 years could reach 5.5 million for 2010 by the time year-end results are tabulated, which would mark a rise of 17% since 2007.

The rise in prescription drug use among children has been attributed to increasing awareness among physicians and parents of available therapeutic options for kids




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