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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Topics: Clinical

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: Workers' Compensation, Clinical

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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Topics: Clinical

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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Topics: Clinical

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: Workers' Compensation, Clinical

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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Topics: Clinical

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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Topics: Clinical

Compound Medication and Their Place in Treatment

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on Apr 18, 2018 11:06:12 AM

Compound medications, and their place in treatment, continue to be a hot topic in the world of workers’ compensation. Medical providers will turn to compound prescribing when they do not obtain treatment results from standard market drugs.

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Topics: Clinical

What is the Difference Between Over-the-Counter and Prescription?

Posted by Meaghan Byrne, PharmD., CPE & Frank Pallaria, RPh on Mar 29, 2018 10:58:14 AM

There are two general classifications of drugs: prescription only (Rx only) and over-the-counter (OTC).

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Topics: Clinical

Top Medication Myths Debunked

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on Mar 7, 2018 11:24:11 AM

Misconceptions about medications are more common than we may realize and can create barriers to using them effectively. Reliance on “medication myths” can cause serious health problems, some with long lasting effects. Below is a list of common pharmacy related myths and the facts that may help to clear up some of these misconceptions.

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Topics: Clinical

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