Question: What is “Deprescribing?” Why does my healthcare provider want me to stop by medication? When you think of a pharmacist, what first comes to mind? Is it learning about a new medication? Is it asking for advice about which over-the-counter medicine you should use? You may be surprised when [...]
Question: Is it safe to give my 3-year-old child over-the-counter cough and cold medicine? Answer: Hearing your kids sniffling, sneezing and coughing throughout the day (and even the night) can make any parents worried and anxious. It’s natural for parents to want to do something to help your child feel [...]
Question: What should I use for my nasal/ sinus congestion? What are the differences between my options? Answer: Great question! Congestion is the general term for feeling stuffy due to inflammation and excess mucus and fluids lining the air passages of the nose. Congestion can occur from bacteria and/or viruses, [...]
Accessing naloxone (Narcan®), a life-saving opioid reversal agent, is becoming easier. Patients can now access naloxone without a prescription from any pharmacy in Washington State due to the establishment of a standing order by the State Health Officer Kathy Lofy as of 8/28/19 that increases patient medication access to this [...]
Question: What are copay cards? Copay cards function as drug discount coupons available for specific brand name medications with higher copays that help substantially reduce the out of pocket expenses patients must pay per fill. Only those who have a private insurance plan are eligible to use copay cards.1 This [...]
Many people have found themselves in the following situation… You arrive to your local pharmacy after a long-awaited visit to your doctor’s office regarding a health condition you have been battling for years. Amazingly your doctor shared that there is a new drug released into the market that can treat [...]
Medication Lockboxes; Consider One For Your HomeWhat is a medication lockbox?A medication lockbox is a secure and locked container to store your medications in your house. This helps to ensure your medications are only accessible to you by keeping your medications safe from use by others and keeps others safe [...]
Cannabidiol (CBD) has recently transitioned from an avant-garde medicinal alternative to a panacea-like magical elixir. Today, it is commonly found in products like skin oils, face creams, dog treats, and pharmaceuticals and has slowly gained endorsements from popular medical personalities like Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CBD has been used to treat [...]
Getting poked by a needle is not one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Whether it’s a flu shot, a blood draw, or even an accidental prick while sewing, most people experience anxiety whenever needles are involved. This innate anxiety helps us to avoid getting accidentally poked, but it can also [...]
QUESTION: I’m considering getting weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Will this have any effect on my medications? ANSWER: There are many types of weight-loss surgery out there, all of which will help you lose weight in different ways. While each procedure is different, they all have a similar effect on your medications. [...]
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