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Pictures on Prescriptions?

by Liubov Edwards   -  May 30th, 2014

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Using pictures and symbols, rather than handwritten words on prescriptions can help many patients, especially illiterate ones take their medicines correctly when they leave hospital. But there are still some improvements to be made, for example, to find a way how to tell illiterate patients about the harm and side-effects of medication, with the help of symbols and infographics.

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Ignore your Mom: 10 Summer Myths Debunked

by   -  May 28th, 2014

Every kid across the globe has heard a few summer myths slip out of their parent’s mouths – some with the intent of scaring the pants off of you. In fact, I’m certain we’ve all grown up with a few doozies. To start your summer off on a lighthearted foot – we’re going to debunk a few of those myths and give you some we deserved clarity.

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A Brief Understanding of Pharmacology

by   -  May 26th, 2014

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by moonkin, despositphotos.com
While the history of medicine, and the use of natural components to treat ailments dates back into ancient times, the introduction of pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs, has only been around in a basic form since the Middle Ages.

Etymology Education! Pharmacology derives its name from the Greek word pharmakon; meaning "poison" in classic Greek, and "drug" in modern Greek, combined with the Greek word logia meaning "study of".

As a scientific discipline, pharmacology didn’t make many advances until the mid-19th century when a man named Rudolf Buchheim in 1847 set up the first pharmacology department, in recognition of the need to understand how therapeutic drugs produced their effects on the human body.

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DON'T Drive Impaired

by Liubov Edwards   -  May 21st, 2014

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If you have taken your medication and thinking about driving after that, think twice. Do not put yourself and those around you at risk. There are many alternatives to driving yourself. Call a taxi, use public transport, ask a friend or a relative to drive instead, or just walk.

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Driving Under The Influence of Medications – Part 2: The Solutions

by   -  May 19th, 2014

Recently, we discussed the potential dangers of driving under the influence of medications. While it’s fair to say the potential risks are equally as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegally obtained drugs – there are ways to minimize those hazards. Let’s show you how.

Do you take one (or more) prescription medications?

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Driving Under The Influence of Medications – Part 1: The Problems

by   -  May 14th, 2014

Of the nearly 314 million people in America, nearly 70% (220 million) have taken a prescription medication this month and of those, a whopping 50% (110 million) have taken two or more. With that in mind, it’s a pretty safe bet you are one of the millions who have taken a medically prescribed drug this month. However, if someone asked you whether or not your medication impairs your driving, would you know? Or are you like the majority of us who aren’t sure?

Did you know there are roughly 6 million car accidents each year in America? A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2009 that 18% of fatally injured drivers tested positive for at least one illicit, prescription, or over-the-counter drug. That’s 1,080,000 people and likely on the rise.

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CAUTION Driving with Medications

by Liubov Edwards  -  May 13th, 2014

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It is always a good idea to check with your pharmacist or doctor if your prescribed medication would affect your driving ability. But at the end of the day it is always the driver who should be responsible for his actions.

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Teaching Kids Safety with Medications

by   -  May 12th, 2014

A recent study conducted by Pediatrics concluded a scary fact that we parents already fear: kids get into their parents' medicines. Did you know approximately 60,000 children under the age of 5 in America are treated in the emergency room because they got into medicines (or vitamins) when their caregiver wasn't looking?

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Can Medications Make You a Better Mom?

by Liubov Edwards  -  May 9th, 2014

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Sadness, anxiety, pessimism, insomnia, irritability, fatigue are range of unpleasant but normal maternal emotions. But for some moms the only way to "fight" them is taking psychiatric medications. Then the world seems a less terrifying place to raise children, stress becomes more manageable, but...

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The Top 10 Most Expensive Prescription Medications

by   -  May 7th, 2014

In a sense, we hope you haven't heard of the drugs on this list before now. They make the top 10 most expensive list because they are all combatting rare disorders. Patients utilizing these drugs often have no choice but to rely on these six-figure medications because there are few, if any other, options for treatment.

1. SOLIRIS - $409,500 per patient, per year (You could buy a condo outright in Huntington Beach, California for this price.)

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Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz!

by   -  May 5th, 2014

It's true; we enjoy keeping our readers well informed, and on their toes. So with that in mind, we have our first Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz to help you uncover some great information you definitely want to know about. Now's the time to get some insights you may have missed, but most of all have some fun!

1.) What should you be sure to have with you if your medicine is confiscated while traveling?

a. Extra medicine

b. A cellphone

c. A letter from your doctor

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The Unmemorable Medicine

by Liubov Edwards  -  May 2nd, 2014

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What is the pill with the longest name?

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