Category: Pharmacy and Drugstore

New Tylenol Warning 0

New Tylenol Warning

You may have heard that acetaminophen (Tylenol and generic) isn’t the best choice if you’ve been drinking alcohol or if you drink heavily, because it can damage your liver. Here’s a new warning: No...

Chemotherapy Drugs Shortage 0

Chemotherapy Drugs Shortage

Like something out of an apocalyptic movie where people search to rebuild a food supply, the U.S may be searching to find essential chemotherapy drugs. For the first time in the U.S, essential chemotherapy...

Keeping Tabs on Your Tablets 0

Keeping Tabs on Your Tablets

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are staple items in most medicine stashes. But new research sheds light on some inherent risks of taking these over-the-counter drugs. Before you pop your next gel cap, consider these concerns:...

Outrageous drug savings 0

Outrageous drug savings

It would be unthinkable to most of us to buy something without checking its price. But that’s exactly what happens when many of us pick up prescription meds. Only 5 percent of patients ask...

Generic drug safety 0

Generic drug safety

Q: I’ve always thought that generic and brand-name drugs were identical. But in recent years I’ve had tow doctors and a pharmacist say that there are variations in quality when you are dealing with...

Wound Healing Made Easier 0

Wound Healing Made Easier

Each year in this country nearly 70,000 amputations are performed on diabetics. Most are caused by wounds that just won’t heal. However, many are now clearing up thanks to some super cells from a...

Multiple Sclerosis Pump 0

Multiple Sclerosis Pump

An estimated 40 thousand Americans suffer severe spasticity due to diseases such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. The problem causes muscles to contract involuntarily or tighten up. There’s a new way to...

Summer drug warning 0

Summer drug warning

Hot, sunny weather and certain meds can be a bad mix You know the sun can give you a nasty sunburn and even cause heatstroke if you’re not careful. But you might not know...

Manage Your Medications 0

Manage Your Medications

Add over-the-counter and herbal supplements and it’s easy to see how medication problems can arise. Test your medication knowledge: Which medications do you take? What do your medications do? When and how should you...

Kidney Saver 0

Kidney Saver

About 10,000 life-saving kidney transplants are performed each year in the United States. The critical period comes after surgeons do their job. A drug helps patients live normal lives. A year after she was...

Make the Most of Your Medications 0

Make the Most of Your Medications

Today’s medicines treat a wide range of ailments— from chronic conditions like heart disease or diabetes, to shortterm problems such as infections and rashes. However, the effectiveness and safety of any medication depends on...

In the Name of Relief 0

In the Name of Relief

In 1996, Americans swallowed 2.6 billion dollars worth of over-the-counter pain relievers in about 200 different brands. Consumers can get pretty confused deciding how much to take of what and when, but it doesn’t...

Virtual Pharmacy 0

Virtual Pharmacy

With Americans spending $230 billion a year on prescription drugs and other health care items, it’s no surprise someone’s come up with a faster way to help them do it. Pharmacist Scott fills prescriptions...