People are looking for a way to dispose of drugs safely. The Pill Catcher™ is a new, easy-to-use product that allows you to dispose of unused pills and medicines safely that passes all EPA tests for safe disposal to landfills and fresh water resources.
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Imagination, research and development for a new invention at St. Jude Medical is how they conceived the St. Jude Medical Bi-leaflet Prosthetic Heart Valve in 1977 which saved my life in 2007, thirty years later. Their invention inspired me to conceive my invention, the CODAmeds™ Dose Dispenser, to help maintain a regular schedule for medications and vitamins for a healthy heart lifestyle.
Your pharmacist can help you improve your health and quality of life through better medication use. We recommend reminder tools such as pill organizers to help you to stay on track. Understanding why and how to take your medication and what kind of results to expect will help to set the stage for success, please read more…
The implementation of an automated dispensing system reduced overall medication errors related to picking, preparation, and administration of drugs in the intensive care unit. Furthermore, most nurses favored the new drug dispensation organization.
A significant shortage of pharmacists exists today. Employers of pharmacists in all practice settings report higher than usual vacancy rates, escalating salaries, and difficulty coping with service demands from increased medication use. The growth of drug insurance coverage has not only improved access and spurred use of prescription drugs, but has also burdened the system with complex and varied coverage.
In this scenario, we try to determine the type and strength of the medication and the number of pills eaten to assess the potential danger to the animal. If risk of danger is deemed very small, observation usually suffices. If there is doubt regarding the risk of danger, we usually advise going to your veterinarian to induce vomiting, then administering charcoal to prevent the absorption of any drug that might still remain.
Family Medicine for America’s Health organization is behind the “Health is Primary” program. It is offering you the facts behind why primary care doctors are the best way to treat many patients, at lower costs while providing better healthcare promoting fewer hospitalizations for acute care and treatment. See how more people are now going to their own primary care doctors first!
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely focused on preventing medication errors in clinical practice, public policy, and drug labeling and packaging that have improved medication safety.
Pharmacists were ranked as the second most honest and ethical profession in 2015, according to the results of an annual Gallup poll that asks consumers to rate professions according to perceptions of honesty and ethical standards. Pharmacists were ranked as very high or high in this category by 68% of those surveyed in the 2015 poll. Nurses ranked first at 85%, and medical doctors received 67%. Additional information on the results of the 2015 poll is available on the Gallup website.
“The best and easiest strategy is to put your medication in a weekly pillbox that has a compartment for each day,” Tuckman said. “It doesn’t just visually remind you to take your medication but also prevents double doses,” said Kelli Hyland, M.D., a psychiatrist. She further suggests filling your pillbox with any medications, supplements or vitamins your doctor has prescribed. “A common reason people don’t take their medication is because they simply forget,” added Ari Tuckman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist.
“We now have a substantial body of data showing that if everyone took a few supplements every day, they could significantly lower their risk of a multitude of serious diseases,” said Dr. David Heber of UCLA. Dr. Heber is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Clinical Nutrition by the American Board of Nutrition. He earned his MD at Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. And we report on how the health care system — hospitals, doctors, nurses, insurers, governments, consumers — works.
The American Association for Medical Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics (AAMCC) provides an organizational framework for medical scientists, laboratory scientists, and other healthcare professionals including but not exclusively academic and practicing physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, and veterinarians interested in the medical application of chronobiology and chronotherapeutics. The primary purpose of the AAMCC is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new findings, methods, and applications.
For over 50 years, The Merck Veterinary Manual has been a trusted source of animal health information for students and practicing veterinarians. It contains authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disorders and diseases. More than 1100 full-color images, audio examples, videos, and links to related information enhance the expansive coverage of companion, production, exotic, and laboratory animals.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made available for public view a final rule regarding the disposal of pharmaceutical controlled substances in accordance with the Controlled Substance Act, as amended by the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (“Disposal Act”).
People can respond to drugs very differently. A medication that brings relief for some patients might show no benefit at all in others, or even cause harmful side effects. A growing array of genetic tests is designed to help predict how people are likely to respond to many common medications, from antidepressants and antihistamines to pain relievers and blood thinners.
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