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Pharmacists Worry About Side Effects From Tighter Rx Laws

By AHS | December 02, 2010

perscription drugs  It might get harder to find medicine you take for colds.



State lawmakers believe the new frontier in the war on meth is at your local pharmacy.



Governor Jay Nixon is pushing a law that would require a prescription to get any cold medication with pseudoephedrine.



Sudafed is what people think of first, but Tylenol Sinus, Mucinex, Claritin D, Advil Cold and Sinus -- things people take every day -- would need a doctor's note.



Pharmacists dole out pseudoephedrine products to help people relieve nasal congestion. But others have more sinister plans.



"This

Oklahoma taking a hard stance against meth

By AHS | December 01, 2010

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We all know about the methamphetamine problem in the United States. The illegal drug is very popular and it’s production continues despite restrictions in place on the sale of the common over the counter decongestant pseudoephedrine which is used in the production of methamphetamine.



The state of Oklahoma has done some addition legislative steps in an attempt to help curb the meth problem facing that state. In November of last year it passed some new laws that focused on restricting the sale of pseudoephedrine. But have those laws helped?



Oklahoma was the first state to impose restrictions on

Selling the profession short $4 at a time

By AHS | November 20, 2010

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Blog Post:  The Redheaded Pharmacist



I remember at work once a few years back I made a joke to a co-worker saying we needed to put up a value menu sign in front of the pharmacy advertising our $4 generic drug list like they have at fast food restaurants. My point was that we already seem to model ourselves after fast food restaurants now anyway so why not? We had a good laugh about it and went on with our work but there is some truth to that joke. Are we selling our profession short?



The parallels of the $4 generic list to the “value menu” at the typical fast food restaurant is

Ask a pharmacist about recalls

By AHS | November 16, 2010

Pharmacy   In perhaps the largest related series of drug recalls in U.S. history, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare subsidiary has pulled millions of bottles of over-the-counter drugs, including some Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin, from pharmacy shelves since September 2009. (These drugs may have manufacturing-quality problems or may have been tainted by a chemical.) However, useful consumer information about this recall and others can go unreported.



What's lacking?



Numbers. The Food and Drug Administration can't force a company to disclose to the public specifics about the number of ta

Adding pharmacists to docs' offices helps patient outcomes

By AHS | November 15, 2010

Pharmacists work changes  Adding pharmacists to the primary care team right in doctors' offices may help patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes better manage associated risks, a new University of Alberta study had found.



The blood pressure of patients with Type 2 diabetes dr





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