I am a pre-pharmacy student. I am applying to pharmacy school this year both out of state and in state. I have got some invitation letters to apply to the schools, but I do not know about these schools at all. One of them is LECOM or Lake Erie College of Osteopathy Medicine in Pennsylvania. Do you guys have any glue about this school? If you do, can you give me some feedback? Thanks!More »
I worked as a retail pharmacist for 35 years. I had a tumor sitting on my fiscal & acoustic nerve. Did surgery and they did not get all of it. Then I had radiation to stop the growth of it, causing total hearing loss on the left side, chronic headache, dizziness & balance problems.
I came to the realization I must live with the side effect. This would be my new normal it was not going to change.More »
The best day at work is when I feel that I have made a difference in a patients life either by suggesting an alternate drug that may be more economical for them or by catching a major drug interaction that would potentially cause them harm--and the patient recognizes that and shows gratitude for it.More »
After working in a pharmacy while I was in high school, my childhood dream was to become the best pharmacist possible.
I graduated from the UT College of Pharmacy in Austin, TX, in 1965.
Pharmacy has been my passion. I love greeting every patient with a smile, filling their prescriptions, talking and counseling them. Having them leave with a smile on their faces gives me much satisfaction. I try to make every patient happy no matter how sick they are.More »
A fall-out of the economic crisis in this country is that people are finding themselves unable to afford their insurance premiums and thus foregoing needed preventive care. One of those things falling by the wayside is regular Eye Exams. From now until Thanksgiving Liberty Vision is sponsoring a benefit for the CT Food Bank.More »
Are you a "Difference Maker"?
I have two books that I reference quite often when I speak to individuals or groups about my own successes in business. The first is The Difference Maker, Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset by John Maxwell. The title alone gives you the call to action, let your attitude be such that you can make a difference in your life and those around you. Pretty simple concept that seems very difficult for most people to implement. The second book, actually more of a short story, is one of my all time favorites. If you have read or heard the story of Johnny The Bagger by Barbara Gantz (http://www.barbaraglanz.com/store/johnny/), you may have been inspired to become a difference maker. In summary, a teenage boy with Down syndrome decides to make his attitude his greatest asset and it becomes infectious. His inspiring notes left in the grocery bags of his customers change the culture of an entire company.More »
I was putting medications away from our new shipment one day, and I came across two medications, Donnatal tablets and Donnatal elixir. The thing is I couldn't help but notice that the elixir bottle had a "CIV" designation and the tablets did not. Now, I looked at the formulation on both bottles and both medications had the same amount of active ingredients. Why is the elixir version a Schedule IV drug, and not the tablets as well? Is it because the combination of these active ingredients with 23% alcohol (as it says in the bottle) would make this medication "habit forming?" Please help! Thank you!!More »