more corporate HYPOCRISY !

Medication should only be taken as prescribed by your doctor ! Recently I posted about CVS Health and all their concerns about people’s health while discouraging their Pharmacist to fill controlled Rxs.. click on image to enlarge Here is what Rite Aid uses as a bag stuffer with their Rx customers…  TAKING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS AS […]

When they tell you that there is safer therapy than opiates !

Increased risk of venous thromboembolism among NSAIDs users, study shows From the article: There is a statistically significant increased risk of venous thromboembolism — a condition which includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism — among users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, a study concludes. NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used medications around […]

Medication should only be taken as prescribed by your doctor !

This is a current CVS Health TV commercial.. about their “programs that encourage people to take their medication… ” About half way thru the 30 second commercial there is a line across the bottom of the screen that says MEDICATION SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN AS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR So where does those CVS Health […]

Is this intentional or unintentional ?

This was posted on a pharmacy Facebook page this past week.. We caught one last week. She had 2 more scripts in her car with matching IDs and insurance cards. Oh and about $700 cash From the article: John Tropea, 59, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court to 76 charges of identity fraud, […]

Pres Obama admits war on drug is a failure

In watching this video.. about half way.. there is a sound bite  of Pres Obama stating that the war on drugs is a FAILURE and that he is not going to change anything.  A 51 billion dollar a year FAILURE… I guess just another SOCIAL WAR that we are not able to win or even […]

You stop contributing to society at 75 ?

Why I Hope to Die at 75     By Ezekiel J. Emanuel In his controversial essay that appears in the October issue of The Atlantic, the prominent bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argues that longevity — living into your 80s, 90s and beyond — often comes at the expense of quality of life. Emanuel says he […]

Pharmacist Asks… to many pts over medicated ?

Drugs or lifestyle changes? Are pharmacists pill-happy? From the article: It is my impression that many pharmacists are not particularly interested in the prevention of disease, preferring pharmacological solutions to lifestyle changes. For example, in my experience, many pharmacists seem to be far more interested in learning about the (often theoretical) mode of action […]

New rules to help improve patient care ?

Star Ratings Explained From the article: What star ratings are and why they matter to community pharmacies. Star ratings matter a great deal to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans because these ratings affect their revenue, reimbursements and enrollment.[i] Since many of your customers are enrolled in MA and MA Prescription Drug Plans (MAPDPs) and because […]

Current technology has many uses !

Opiophobes in Indiana having 5th annual symposium 5th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium Reversing the Tide of Opioid Abuse