Posts Tagged
prescriptions

  • Fluoride Frustrations In Pharmacy (2.2mg??)

    This post is a continuation of our little series of commonly confused medications in the retail pharmacy setting.  The series is especially meant for new pharmacists, pharmacy students or pharmacy techs.  For those who are keeping track, this is #4 in the series.  Here are the links to the previous posts:...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Mastering The Pharmacy Drop Off Window

    One of my favorite scenes from the Disney movie “Finding Nemo” is when Nemo’s father, Marlin, finally allows his son to go off to school, only to find out that the first day involves a class trip to the infamous “drop off.” “WHAT???” says Marlin in terrified...

    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
  • Remembering to Take Your Meds – TIPS!

    They say an elephant never forgets.  Maybe that’s true, but no elephant has to organize their own daily medication regimen.  Such a task might push the cognitive powers of even the brightest pachyderm in the pack.  We pill-popping humans have to do this all the time.  This article is about the...

    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
  • Saving Money with a Prescription Discount Card

    Trying to make ends meet is a daily struggle that many Americans are very familiar with.  And the problem isn’t just experienced by our seniors who are finding it harder and harder to get by on a measly monthly social security check.  More and more younger adults and middle class families are living...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Product Review: Nasacort Allergy 24HR

    Watch out allergies!  A new weapon has entered the OTC (over the counter) market in the battle against nasal congestion, runny/itchy nose and sneezing due to allergies:  Nasacort Allergy 24HR.  In this article I will briefly review this product and tell you what I think of it.  I am a pharmacist, 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
  • Introducing www.use-inhalers.com – Free Online Inhaler Training

    According to the American Lung Association, COPD (congestive obstructive pulmonary disease) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.  It affects around 13 million patients.  Add to this the fact that around 45,000 people have an asthma attack every day, and we can quickly see that the need for...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Introducing RxPreferred Benefits – an Interview with CEO Jeff Malone

    Most patients aren’t familiar with what a PBM is.  They may, however, have heard of some of the “big names” associated with this line of business like Express Scripts, Prime Therapeutics, OptumRx or Catamaran.  Go ahead.  Pull out your prescription insurance card and look at it.  There...

    Author : Jason Poquette