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7
Jun
2021

Rx to OTC Conversions

7.06.2021

Why do Rx to OTC Conversions occur? A prescription medication (Rx) is converted to over-the-counter (OTC) when a common condition being treated is easily identified by patients and the medicine can be safely used by patients without needing to be monitored by a healthcare provider. Product Characteristic Requirements The consumers

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4
Jun
2021

Cutting to the Chase on Cutting Tablets

4.06.2021

Question: Why can you cut or crush some tablets, but not others? Answer: There are many reasons why you may need to cut your tablets. Prescribers may ask patients to cut tablets in order to slowly go up or down on a medication dose. Additionally, now more than ever patients

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4
Jun
2021

Protecting Pets from Parasites

4.06.2021

WHAT ARE COMMON PARASITES THAT CAN INFECT MY PET? Small companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can become infected with external and internal parasites. External parasites live on the outside of your pet’s body, biting your pet to obtain nutrients from your pet’s blood. Examples of external parasites include:

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17
Mar
2021

What are some strategies for hard to swallow pills?

17.03.2021

Question: I always have difficulty swallowing pills, my body just won’t do it no matter how big or small the pill is. What can I do? Answer: Trouble swallowing pills is not uncommon. We might think there is something physically wrong, while others do it so easily. Most likely, trouble

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25
Feb
2021

Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?

25.02.2021

QUESTION: Are the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines safe since they were developed in a short amount of time? ANSWER: Yes, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe despite that the time of vaccine development was short. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been tested to show they are safe and effective. The testing was

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31
Jan
2021

What new technologies are there for the management of diabetes?

31.01.2021

Make your diabetes management easier with technology! Diabetes has been affecting millions of Americans and it has been an unpleasant battle. Risk of having diabetes can increase the risk of stroke by 2 to 4 times higher and decease the survival from first heart attack by half. However, the latest

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18
Nov
2020

What e-cigarette alternatives are available to help you quit smoking?

QUESTION: What e-cigarette alternatives are available to help you quit smoking? ANSWER: Those who want to quit smoking are encouraged to try FDA-approved products first. E-cigarettes are not FDA-approved for smoking cessation because of the limited evidence on the safety and effectiveness. Examples of FDA-approved smoking cessation products: Nicotine replacement

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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.