Posts Tagged
narcotics

  • Opioid Nonabusers – An Inconvenient Truth?

    hile opioid abuse, overdose and death are undoubtedly a growing problem in the U.S., there seems to be another side to the opioid story that remains untold.  We are captivated and alarmed and even outraged by the rampant spread of addiction to narcotics, but we remain largely unmoved by the numbers of...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Opioid Abuse & The Missing Information

    n any given morning I can open up my laptop and find probably half a dozen articles on our opioid abuse problem going on in the U.S.  The words in the headlines change, but the content and message are sadly always the same: Opioid and heroin addiction are rampant. Sometimes the article is simply reporting...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • What to do if your Pharmacy is Being Robbed

    No pharmacy I have ever worked in has been robbed during my time of service.  For that I’m grateful.  Maybe some will think that disqualifies me from writing on this subject.  I do admit that those who have actually been involved in an armed robbery can talk about it from a different perspective. ...

    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
  • The U.S. Drug Addiction Problem is OUR Problem – My TEN Ideas

    Pharmacy news, I have found, often reflects much more than scientific and medical innovations – it gives us a glimpse into what is going on in a culture in terms of their values, emotions, pains and problems.  Right now all the pharma news and medical media are screaming one message very loudly: ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Denying the shot like an early refill…

    Sometimes I play street hockey.  Well, actually it is more like driveway hockey.  And I only play goalie.  That’s because my 10 year old son loves to shoot and score on his old man. adsenseyu2 But sometimes he misses. And sometimes I make an awesome save.  DENIED! As pharmacists we sometimes have...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • New Vicodin Strengths…Coming Soon!

    In compliance with FDA recommendations to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription drugs to no more than 325mg per dose, the makers of Vicodin announced that they will be reformulating all 3 strengths of their product.   The new Vicodin formulations will be as follows: •  VICODIN® (hydrocodone...

    Author : Jason Poquette