Joan Vos MacDonald is a freelance writer living in upstate New York.
OTC Update: Asthma Medications
Patients seeking OTC remedies for asthma should be counseled on the risks associated with OTC asthma products.
CBD Legislation Remains in Limbo
Selling CBD can be profitable for pharmacies, if they follow regulatory guidelines.
Emerging Roles in Mental Health Care for Pharmacists
More opportunities are emerging for pharmacists to fine-tune their patients’ regimens and serve as important access points for individuals experiencing mental health crises.
CBD: A Look at the Legal Landscape
Although the booming demand can make CBD products a profitable addition to any pharmacy inventory, some questions remain about the legal compliance factors.
Medication Therapy Management
A plus for both patients and pharmacists
Microbiome Research Calls for Due Diligence in Pharmacy
Prepare to counsel patients on microbiome-related products.
Technology Innovations Transforming Pharmacy Practice
New digital health products are providing more insight into data and the opportunity for real-time patient interaction.
Home Infusion Therapy: What Pharmacists Should Know
“You’re basically on call 24/7, 365 days a year. That’s the biggest word of caution I would offer to someone considering this. But at the same time, the biggest reward I get is seeing sick people get better."
How To Turn Into A ‘Diabetes Pharmacy’
Creating a place where patients seek diabetes care and counseling.
Pharmacists Play An Essential Role In A Diabetes Care Team
The pharmacist’s role in diabetes management is more important than ever before, given the number of patients with diabetes and the number of options available for treating them.
State Laws and Vaccination Services
Offering immunizations is a smart business move, especially for independent pharmacies.
How To Manage a COPD Flare-Up
Tips to help COPD patients decrease their flare-up risks.
What Patients Should Know About Inhaled Steroids
The range of inhaled therapies has expanded dramatically in recent years.
How Pharmacists Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
From dietary advice to medications, tips to aid RA patients.
The Truth About Statins
Statin regimens may need tweaking to deliver optimal results.
Genetic Variations Predispose COPD Susceptibility
Fewer tracheobronchial branches may be a genetically-related risk factor.
Mid-Life Cardiovascular Fitness Prevents and Moderates COPD
Regular exercise can be an effective way to delay the onset and acceleration of COPD.
Providing Healthcare to Transgender Patients
Education can help pharmacists feel more comfortable dispensing care.
Studies Examining Marijuana and COPD
Whether marijuana use increases COPD susceptibility remains uncertain.
Flu Shot May Be a COPD Lifesaver
Only 50% of COPD patients are estimated to be vaccinated.
New Developments in Treating and Diagnosing COPD
Imaging techniques, stem cell therapy, and more!
CRP Blood Test May Help Reduce Antibiotics Prescribed for COPD Flare-Ups
Prescriptions for COPD contribute to antimicrobial resistance.
Birth Weight, Due Date, and COPD
Natal conditions may influence susceptibility.
New GOLD Strategies for COPD Management
Updated guidelines shift assessment emphases.
The Redefinition of Pharmacy Jobs
Some jobs may disappear while others evolve and require further training.
A High-Tech Wristband Could Reduce COPD Hospitalizations
New technology is making it possible to predict and respond to COPD flare ups.
Working in an Office Might Raise Your Risk of Developing COPD
Working in an office may be a greater COPD risk than working in a mine.
One in Five Patients with Asthma, COPD, or Asthma and COPD, Has ACO Overlap
Twenty percent of patients with either or both asthma and COPD have an overlap of symptoms.
Will an Aspirin a Day Keep COPD from Flaring Up?
A three-year study finds that aspirin may have a role in preventing COPD flare ups.
CBD Products: Confusion, Hype, and Hope
Despite legal restrictions and insufficient regulation, the market for CBD oil is booming.
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