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  • Origins of Prescription Drug Names

    “What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’ ‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said. ‘No?’ said Coraline. ‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are....

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Why Hydrocodone Rescheduling Won’t Work

    Those who keep a close eye on the pharmaceutical news know that our country has a drug trafficking, abuse, addiction and overdose problem of epidemic proportions.  Now, I have been very outspoken about how misleading these statistics are sometimes presented.  For example, we call it an...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Difference Between Percocet, Percodan and Tylox

    “The patient says she needs to use Tylox, not Percocet.  What is that?” When a new group of residents come for training at the hospital, we get all sorts of fun questions.  This question is relatively easy, and I’ll answer it in a moment.  For newbies, grasping the currently available...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug List

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects nearly 1.3 million patients in the U.S.  It is the 3’rd most common form of arthritis behind osteoarthritis and gout.  Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and patients often need treatment with prescription medications to help control their symptoms and...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Prescription Storage Tips for Summer

    I love what Gertrude Jekyll, the British artist and horticulturist, once wrote: “What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.”  adsenseyu2 Here we...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Is AbbVie’s Vicodin REALLY a Generic??

    It all depends what you mean by the word “generic.”  Allow me to explain. adsenseyu2 The ads are everywhere.  They read “priced like a generic, because it IS a generic.”  If you haven’t seen the ads, just check out Abbvie’s own website and see for yourself. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Opioid Information Series – HYDROCODONE

    It has been said that the “pen is mightier than the sword.”  Given the number of pens feverishly writing out hydrocodone prescriptions in our nation, I would say I have to agree.  The volume is staggering.  The U.S. consumes more hydrocodone than all other nations combined.  Some reports...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Let’s Talk About METFORMIN

    Note:  This article is NOT intended to replace the advice of your pharmacist or physician about treating your diabetes.  Nor is it a comprehensive discussion on everything related to metformin (a medication for diabetes).  That could get boring quickly.  I’m talking about metformin in a way that...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • According to my Inbox….Vicodin, Pradaxa, etc.

    I haven’t kept up with my weekend Pharma news as frequently as I used to.  Part of that has to do with my new job (more on that in posts to come).  Part of it has to do with the busyness of life with 4 children (3 of whom are teenagers), family, church and whatnot.  …...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Exercise in a Bottle – And the Five A’s for a Healthy...

    Someday I’ll discover the secret ingredients for a magical pill which, when taken, gives all the benefits of exercise without any of the accompanying pain.  I’ll call it “Exercise in a Bottle.”  One red pill equals 30 sit-ups.  One green pill equals a two mile run.  Of course, your co-workers...

    Author : Jason Poquette