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Category: pharm-tech

5 Uses for Compounded Medications

Pharmaceutical compounding is a way of creating customized medication. Compounded medications are made by combining ingredients in the exact strength and dosage formulated for an individual...

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How the Roles of Pharmacists Are Changing

Pharmacists used to be the medication authorities in white lab coats who dispensed relief from behind high counters. They were seldom called on to interact with patients. For that matter, they...

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Customer Testimonial: Responsive Service, Evolving Solutions

The face of healthcare changes continually. New technology, advancements, and clinical processes all support the goals of creating a better patient experience, improving patients’ health, and...

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Tools to Manage Polypharmacy

Caregivers have a few tools and guidelines to manage polypharmacy, which is taking five or more medications daily. Polypharmacy affects older patients the most because of their age and a...

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Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

The term “deprescribing” first appeared in medical literature in 2003. It describes the practice of backing off a prescribed medication when doses are too high, or stopping medications that are no...

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6 Tips to Preventing Colds and Flu

The best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual flu vaccine (see our post here about myths regarding colds and flu). Students can learn how to administer flu shots with Demo Dose® Practice...

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Polypharmacy and the Challenge of Medicine Administration in the Elderly

Polypharmacy is defined as taking five or more prescription medications daily, and it is most commonly seen in the elderly patient population and long-term care homes (Source). It is problematic...

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Are You Ready for USP 800?

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s Chapter 800 (USP 800) provides guidance for personnel handling of hazardous drugs; it was published in February of 2016, and will become effective in...

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True or False? Facts about Colds and Flu

Many common myths and misconceptions surround the common cold and the flu (influenza). Knowing the facts will help you, your students, and your patients feel better this cold and flu season.

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Vaccination Compliance and Talking to Parents

More and more states and school districts are strengthening their vaccine policies in the wake of several outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in recent years. Healthcare providers should be...

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