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Archive: December, 2012

Know what to expect when a prescription is sent electronically

Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:25 AM
By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. A woman reported an error to us after her child’s doctor sent an electronic prescription to a community pharmacy for her 11-year-old daughter. The prescription was for the laxative Miralax powder (polyethylene glycol 3350). The woman was told by her doctor to give... Read more

My husband, in his 40s, recently began snoring every night. Is there anything we can do? Can a doctor help?

Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:07 AM
My husband, in his 40s, recently began snoring every night. Is there anything we can do? Can a doctor help? Ajay Pillai, MD, Director of Sleep Disorders Center, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital & Mercy Suburban Hospital Snoring is very common, particularly in males. Habitual snoring is present in 44... Read more

Pharma's "Vision" for the Future or Three Blind Mice?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:26 PM
By Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. Last month the pharma columnist at Forbes, Matthew Herper, wrote that after "talking to executives around the drug industry," most are pursuing one of the following three alternative scenarios: The blockbuster model, the expanded orphan strategy and the access model. Here... Read more

My crotch gets super sweaty when I exercise. Is there anything I can do?

Monday, December 3, 2012, 2:15 PM
My crotch gets super sweaty when I exercise. Is there anything I can do? Bradley Smith, MD, is a sports medicine physician at Lankenau Medical Center of Main Line Health System. Like every other part of your body, your groin can also be affected by excessive perspiration, especially during exercise... Read more

Ten steps parents should take to prevent medicine mishaps

Monday, December 3, 2012, 12:56 PM
By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. Few caregivers are more devoted than parents when caring for a child. Yet, even the most cautious and educated parents will make mistakes when giving medicine to children or fail to protect children from accidental poisonings. Dangerous mistakes with medicines are three... Read more
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Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
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