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First Rule of Medicine – DO NO HARM


Every year, more than 8.6 million adverse drug events are reported in the US. 2.2 million of them are Severe. When seeing a doctor for a certain health condition or concern, you’re often prescribed medication — and many times, multiple medications. We live in an age where “There is a pill for everything”....


Are There Easier Ways to Get My Medications?


Do you have better things to do than worry about your medications? Most people do not know there are other options of packing medications besides the traditional pill bottle. Here are a few other options you might want to consider to make taking medications easier. Dispill. This a disposable med...


Maintain Your Health More Conveniently


Whether we’re filling multiple prescriptions because of our families or just ourselves, we can understand that having to go to the pharmacy to pick up medications each week, or even more often, quickly becomes a demand on our time when we have so many others already. A bill recently passed by the House,...


Addiction and Older Adults


Addiction rates are increasing in older adults. 17% of this age group struggles with substances and by 2020 the number is expected to double. Prescription overdose deaths in older adults outrank heroin overdoses in young people. The term “accidental addict” is often associated with adults 50 years and...


Hidden Gem: Your Local Independent Pharmacy


Each year, between 3 to 10% of the total US health care costs have been attributed to medication nonadherence—this totals up to approximately $100 to $300 billion in health care spending! In fact, nearly half of all adults in the US have at least one chronic disease, with the number of adults taking...


Aging Gracefully: Reducing the Risks of Polypharmacy


It is no secret that we are living longer. Unfortunately, we are not necessarily living healthier. An ever-growing percentage of the population is managing one or more medical conditions, which are managed by one or more medicines. While medicines can help maintain health and prevent further illness,...


Integrated Medical Services: A New Trend in Modern Medicine


It has always been my belief that in order to fully take care of a patient, a comprehensive plan and resources need to be in place. While there are many aspects of good patient care, access to services is vitally important along with those resources communicating with each other to coordinate that care....


Managing Your Medications for Better Health


With aging comes many changes that affect health and how health is managed. Seniors are more likely to have one or more chronic health issues such as diabetes or heart disease. With more illness comes the need for more medication. The average senior will take more than four medications daily either...


Managing Your Medications – Why it’s Important


If you have heart failure or other chronic conditions, you likely take several medications.  It’s no wonder you may become puzzled over which medicines to take and when, how much to take, or what symptoms the drugs treat. When you don't take your medications correctly, you make it more difficult to...


Forgetting to Take Those Medications


What happens when you reach that point in life where you are required to take medications daily but can't seem to remember to do so? It might be time for an Automatic Medication Dispenser. What is this you might ask? Automatic Medication Dispensers are medical devices that can be programmed to organize...

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