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Monthly Archives: April 2017

24
Apr
2017

News: In-home visits from pharmacist helped reduce readmission rates

24.04.2017

Great news article from Qualis Health: “A Seattle-based community pharmacy and hospital recently partnered on an intervention that uses in-home visits and follow-up phone calls from pharmacists to substantially reduce rehospitalizations among heart-failure patients. In Idaho, 17.1% of Medicare’s heart failure patients are rehospitalized within 30 days; in Washington, that

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17
Apr
2017

Ointments vs Creams vs Lotions [Video]

17.04.2017

Have you ever wondered what the difference between ointments, creams and lotions might be? We are frequently asked this exact question, so as part of our ongoing ‘Ask The Pharmacist’ series, our Pharmacists Intern, Jackie Ho tackles this question.

For instance, did you know that an ointment is 80 percent oil and 20 percent water. A cream is 50 percent oil and 50 percent water. A lotion is similar to a cream but it’s an even lighter or less thick formulation?

Learn more here…..

10
Apr
2017

Generic Drugs vs Brand Name Equivalents [Video]

10.04.2017

As pharmacist, we are often asked if there is any major difference between a generic drug verses a brand name equivalent. Here is the fascinating answer thanks to our Pharmacist Intern: Kaite Kammers.

 

10
Apr
2017

Is PEP Right For You?

10.04.2017

PEP or Post-exposure prophylaxis is a smart way to prevent HIV infection after a possible recent exposure. PEP involves taking antiretroviral medications within 72 hours after a single high-risk event to help prevent HIV from making copies of itself and spreading throughout your body.

If you think you are at risk (if you were exposed to HIV during sex, if you shared needles during IV drug use, if you were exposed to HIV at work (or elsewhere) via a needle stick injury or you were a victim of sexual assault, please contact us immediately.

 

7
Apr
2017

Compounding For Dogs

7.04.2017

For many of us, having to give our dog meds can be intimidating on the best of days. And when you utilize specialized and compounded medication for your pup, things can get really formidable. Here is the good news – it really isn’t as tough as it seems – check out our helpful video to see how easy it really can be.

3
Apr
2017

Heart Failure: Proper Management Improves Quality of Life

3.04.2017

Whether you have heart failure or not, our friends at Virginia Mason Medical Center encourage everyone to take care of their heart to enjoy a lifetime of better health. Please enjoy more from Sara Weiss, MD – Dr. Weiss is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in heart failure management, echocardiography, and women and cardiovascular

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Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.