Side Effect vs. Adverse Event

Posted by Vivian Tahmasbi, PharmD on Jan 22, 2019 1:17:24 PM

Every medication on the market will have some sort of a clinical side effect associated to it. Because a medication is altering the bodies chemical stability, it is bound to cause at least one reaction within the body. The question is though, was this a side effect or an adverse event?

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Preventing Vitamin Depletion While Taking Prescription Medications

Posted by Vivian Tahmasbi, PharmD on Dec 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Research has found that 70% of the United States population is on one or more prescription medications. The truth behind every medication, including over-the-counter medications, is that each one slowly depletes essential vitamins and minerals. This can be of great concern bearing in mind many Americans are suffering from low levels of vitamins and minerals from a poor diet or inherent family history.

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4 Ways You Can Celebrate Your Pharmacist

Posted by Kellie Collier on Oct 29, 2018 4:47:46 PM

American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is coming to a close, but that shouldn’t stop you from continuing to celebrate your pharmacist. Pharmacists have easily become one of the most accessible providers in health care, specializing in the medications that can help make you feel better. Before APhM ends, be sure to thank your pharmacist for the role they play in your care.

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What to do When Your Prescription Medication Has Been Recalled

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh on Sep 26, 2018 3:14:11 PM

If you have ever been involved in a recall, whether it be your car, appliance or children’s toy, you already know the amount of stress it can cause. Taking time out of your busy day to return or rectify the recalled item isn’t always an easy option. And while those recalls matter to you because of the convenience they provide, or the amount spent to purchase the item, there is arguably no recall more important than a drug recall.

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How IWP Helps Solve Your Medical Office's Biggest Problem

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh & Tami Mailloux, RPh on Aug 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

In a typical week, practitioners treat over 90 patients through in-office, home care, or telemedicine encounters. In addition to practicing medicine, many practitioners are spending their day charting, building their practice, or attending to administrative needs.

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Topics: Pharmacy, Workers' Compensation

Common Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on Jul 26, 2018 3:20:22 PM

Medications can get complicated, especially if your medical care involves more than one doctor and pharmacy. Your pharmacist is an important part of your healthcare team. They are well trained in their profession, and are an excellent source of information about medication, both prescription and over-the-counter. If you have questions about your medicine after you leave the doctor's office, the pharmacist can answer many of them. However, most people don’t know what questions to ask to obtain their assistance.

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How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Me

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on Jun 27, 2018 11:10:41 AM

Among an epidemic of drug overdoses, millions of Americans are living in pain. For many years it was believed that the same drugs causing these overdoses had the ability to ease suffering and provide a hopeful resolution. Now, the opioid epidemic has caused widespread addiction and death across the country.

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Why Can't I Fill My Prescription?

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh on Jun 14, 2018 4:29:54 PM

Filling your workers’ comp prescriptions at a local retail pharmacy can be a hassle. Workers’ comp, which is a different type of insurance than your personal health plan, requires a few extra steps that retail pharmacies may not be equipped to handle.

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Topics: Pharmacy, Workers' Compensation

5 Benefits of Electronic Prescribing

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on May 30, 2018 11:38:40 AM

What is E-Prescribing?

Electronic prescribing, or “E-prescribing,” allows health care providers to enter prescription information into a computer device and securely transmit the prescription to pharmacies using a special software program.  E-prescribing is growing rapidly, not just because the technology has improved, but because of the substantial benefits for patients and health care providers.

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15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted by Kerrin Prince, CCEP on Apr 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Saturday, April 28, 2018, will mark the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day since its launch in 2010. The event will run from 10AM-2PM and provides safe and convenient means of disposing prescription drugs. By participating you can help to reduce the chance of accidental use or intentional misuse of unneeded or unwanted medicine.

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