Designer pain creams - profitable for compounding pharmacies but risky for patients and children

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Certain pharmacies, known as compounding pharmacies, can mix different ingredients together to produce a patient-specific product. For example... Read more

Pharmacy automatic prescription refills can contribute to medication errors and waste

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When you have a prescription filled regularly for a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, chances are your pharmacy will... Read more

Demonstration IV solutions administered to patients

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Back on December 30th, FDA alerted health professionals about a patient who became ill after receiving an IV solution meant for training purposes... Read more

For generic Vicodin price, less is more – a lot more $$

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There’s been a lot said recently about generic drug pricing and sticker shock, but the following probably takes the cake. If doctors... Read more

Understanding the meaning of expiration dates on drug labels

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Drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date on their products. On over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, the expiration date is... Read more

Insulin pen users: dial-up then push button

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If you have diabetes and take insulin using an insulin pen, you may be one of many who are not using the pen correctly. Many insulin pens have... Read more

Ticking sound with epinephrine autoinjector is normal

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Epinephrine is a medication that’s important to have on hand if you or a loved one has severe allergies to a particular substance like... Read more

Ongoing issues that can obstruct safety at the drugstore

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When a pharmacist dispenses a medication, especially a new one, it’s important to assure the patient has all the information they need... Read more