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  • Thankfulness – A Good Drug

    The incredibly quotable William Ward once said that “feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Not wanting to be guilty of such a crime, I wish to express here on this blog the many things which I, as a pharmacist, am truly thankful for at the moment....

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Breaking News – Pharmacist admits tech worked harder than her

    Written in honor of all the great techs I have ever worked for…   In breaking news from a remote county in western Idaho a pharmacist actually admitted that her tech worked harder than her. It all began as a rumor, but word spread quickly and investigative reporters swarmed the little Idaho town...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • What’s Your FAVORITE Pharmacy-Related Content? A SURVEY

    From time to time in my online writing career I like to pause and ask my great readers and followers a simple question:  What do you MOST like to read about here at The Honest Apothecary? Yes, I get many great emails from readers and I often base my content on what they tell me …...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Lessons on Love Potions from O. Henry

    One of my literary heroes has always been O. Henry (1862 – 1910), a pharmacist and prolific author of hundreds of poems and short stories.  His real name was William Sydney Porter, and he is probably best known for his surprise-ending story, The Gift of the Magi.  His commodious vocabulary often...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Saving Money Through ESP

    Warning:  This is not a pharmacy specific post.  Some of my very gracious readers (Hi Mom!) have asked me to share a bit more about myself, my life and what else I do.  This post is a little glimpse into something my family has been working on.  If this sort of thing annoys you – feel free...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 8 COLLEGE Tips for High School Students

    One of my favorite activities as a pharmacist goes on outside the pharmacy walls.  For years I have been asked to come and speak to high school juniors and seniors about my career as a pharmacist.  They call it “career day” and I have always enjoyed these opportunities.  Some of the students I...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Prescription for a Relaxing Vacation

    “Take a rest.  The field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid I have noticed a couple things related to STRESS and HEALTH CARE in my years as a pharmacist.  The first is that burnout among health care providers is far too common.  Numerous studies and interviews confirm that...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A letter that made me cry…

    Some might think that the me most painful aspect of blogging and writing is coming up with something to say.  At first, that was probably true.  But once I started writing (not just here, but elsewhere online) it became clear to me that the real pain was listening to the sad stories of patients who...

    Author : Jason Poquette