Pharmacists Are the Vitamins of Healthcare
Pharmacists Are the Vitamins of HealthcareThe Father of Vitamins was an incredibly important person who went unthanked—just like pharmacists.
CVS Unveils New Vending MachinesThe new machines will feature of variety of OTC meds and other products.
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part I
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part IFrom a 1970s column, “silly syndrome,” the best customer stories of the decade.
Alternative medicine for atopic dermatitisAtopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic inflammatory disorder affecting 15% to 30% of pediatric patients.
Dietary supplements: Reclaiming the roots of pharmacyPharmacists and consumers alike need to educate themselves about the proper use of these products, taken either alone or with Rx medications.
Managing autism symptoms through nutritionThere is growing evidence that nutrition may play a role in managing symptoms of autism in some children. Here is a look at the current research supporting these nutritional interventions.
BLOG: Vitamins: Supplement at a detriment?Complementary alternative medication (CAM) including vitamins, herbals, supplements, homeopathy, and extracts seems to be as polarizing a topic as politics these days. Given that more than half of the US adult population uses at least 1 CAM, you can easily find passionate opinions on either side of the isle from the Herbal Tea Party and Abstinence Only factions.1 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently fueled the debate by publically declaring they would no longer provide CAM.2 Families wishing to continue these agents during hospitalization have to sign a waiver and provide the product. Some hospitals have long held this abstinence policy (perhaps sans waiver), but were less vocal in their withdrawal. The motivation for disallowing use is based on risks to the patients due to the inherent unknowns of CAM. Patients seem to be increasingly motivated to continue consuming, however, as self-management with CAM skyrockets.
Supplement use common in cosmetic surgery patientsOlder females undergoing facial cosmetic surgery commonly use herbal supplements, according to a recent study. It behooves cosmetic surgeons to inquire and document supplement use in order to ensure safety, suggest the researchers from Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Plastic Surgery.