Recent User Contributions

Is "IT" In You?

Having been a retail pharmacist for 15 years, I can’t help but notice those student’s that just seem to have “it” while others just don’t. Throughout the years, I have been able to evaluate and observe various students while on rotation or hired as technicians. I got to thinking, how is it that they are all put through the same process while in school and yet there are such definable and distinct differences in preparedness, attitude and respect for this profession? I wonder, what is it that they think awaits them once they graduate pharmacy school? What experiences have enabled some to gain the “it” factor while others fall short of the mark?More »

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Beat It This Winter

Although we all may complain about the night’s drawing in, and getting up before it’s light, there is a form of moderate ― and in some cases severe ― depression caused by the shorter days and lack ofMore »

Old Timers’ Disease

I can’t remember exactly when I first heard about a disease where older people “lose their minds,” but I guess it was at a pretty young age because what stuck with me was the name of this odd disease—what my friends and I called old timers’ disease. Little did I realize we were making fun of a very grave illness that we have since come to know and respect as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And now that I have reached the age of an old timer, it really doesn’t seem quite so funny.More »

BCOP certified pharmacists

Hi colleagues, any one of you has BCOP certificate , would it be possible to assist me in learning how to study for this oncology specialty please . Thanks

Project Medicine Drop

One of the questions pharmacists are frequently asked by patients has nothing to do with side effects, adverse events, or any other pharmacologic result; it has to do with how to discard unused prescription medications.More »

Ebola…It’s Not a Movie

Unlike the upheavals in the 1995 movie Outbreak and the 2011 film Contagion, the current hysteria and panic over the spread of Ebola virus are not taking place on some sound stage or movie set. The characters are not Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, or Gwyneth Paltrow. The outbreak of Ebola currently playing out on the world’s stage is not dramatic fiction but a real event, involving a known deadly virus with actual doctors and thousands of patients cast in one of the most widespread epidemics in modern times.More »

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The Off-Label Debate Rages On

For the nearly 45 years that I have been a licensed pharmacist, and likely for many years before, promoting a drug based on its off-label use has been hotly debated, contested, and considered illegal.More »

Pcd Pharma Company

PCD in pharma means Propoganda cum Distribution. There are lot of Pharma companies involved in Pcd as their marketing strategy.More »

HALT

Never make an important decision when you are
Hungry
AngryMore »

Phony Rx Products Cause Big Headaches

Despite the efforts of the FDA and a number of federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies, many Internet pharmacies continue to sell and ship illegal and potentially dangerous drugs to patients who have obviously ignored the profusion of consumer warnings about buying drugs online. And while U.S. postal authorities have stepped up their efforts to intercept shipments from these sites, packages continue to slip seamlessly through the system. But what happens when a well-known package delivery company that allegedly knew it was handling such products is accused, charged, and indicted?More »

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