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Lyme disease is a topic that significantly captures the attention of our patients. To enhance awareness, our pharmacy provides informative flyers, and the one focused on Lyme disease is particularly popular among our clientele. A personal commitment of mine involves inquiring about the diagnosis whenever I come across a doxycycline prescription. If the patient mentions […]
Maintaining competency in the treatment of diabetes is crucial for all healthcare professionals. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there were 37.3 million Americans, roughly 11.3% of the population, with diabetes in 2019. Unfortunately, 8.5 million of those individuals were undiagnosed. In addition, there were 96 million Americans over the age of 18 who […]
Need CE fast? We’ve got you covered. If you’ve waited until the last minute to complete your CE requirements, get caught up with us on December 31. We’ll be offering the following courses: P <795> – Keys to Compliance with the 2022 Updates in Nonsterile Compounding Standards Steven Ziegler, PharmD, MBA | 8:00 AM ET […]
In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, pharmacy technicians play a pivotal role in ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of medications to patients. Their work is the linchpin in the pharmacy’s operations, making them an integral part of the healthcare ecosystem. However, to become proficient in this demanding profession, aspiring pharmacy technicians require the right […]
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is critical for safe and optimal patient care. MTM is a range of services that help patients benefit most from their medications. MTM includes a comprehensive review of all prescription and over-the-counter medications and any herbal supplements the patient is taking. Once this information is obtained, a plan is developed to […]
This time of the year on most days in the pharmacy, we get doxycycline prescriptions for Lyme disease. I always ask the patient what their diagnosis is, and if they mention Lyme disease or ticks, I steer them to our Permethrin spray. Most patients are terrified of Lyme disease and are happy to purchase a product […]
The United States faces a substantial public health challenge due to opioid misuse and overdoses. In 2018, there were around 46,802 deaths related to opioids. In response to this crisis, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) introduced a “5-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis” in April 2017. One key aspect of […]