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So what does a pharmacist do anyway? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm U.S. District Court Judge files injunction against Washington State's requirement for pharmacists to fill prescriptions . (namely Plan B) A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists sell "morning-after" birth control pills, a victory for druggists who claim their moral objections to the drug are bein ... Read on »
The Prescription Kiosk (ATM) Machine – A Visit with a Tele-Pharmacist by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 14 Mar 2009 3:53pm 1 Comment The machines have already been in use in Toronto, Canada for a few months, the green machines.  One comment I can’t let pass is if you are a physician and haven’t started e-prescribing yet, these machines only take e-prescribing, just something to think about as their existence  might push that envelope.  The patient has a teleconference at th ... Read on »
Yet another argument against conscientious objection by pharmacists by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm We've blogged before about the issue of conscientious objection by pharmacists, and it has remained a mystery to me about how pharmacists decide who should and should not be able to obtain certain prescriptions, based upon the purpose of the drug, particularly when the drug may have more than one use. This past week, in the BBC news, researchers ... Read on »
Pharmacist's Suit Dismissed in Federal Court by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:27pm Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acted appropriately by firing a Catholic pharmacist who refused to interact with patients seeking birth control prescriptions, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Shabaz said Wal-Mart and Medical Staffing Network accommodated Noesen's religious opposition to contraception by having other pharmacists fill prescriptions. But he ... Read on »
Best Careers 2009: Pharmacist Job Description by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:14pm From US News and World Reports on You Tube, the pharmacist ranks up top as one of the best careers in the year 2009.  I have a friend who travels around from one company to another as a “fill in” pharmacist and he loves it as he makes more money than a regular full time job, and says the only downside is that the various pharmacy retailers keep t ... Read on »
The Ever Changing and Evolving Role of the Pharmacist by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:08am One of the ways hospitals are focusing on medical errors is expanding the role of the pharmacist.  Drug stores by history had paid more than pharmacists at hospitals earned but the gap is getting closer there as well.  You also find pharmacists working with biotech companies today with research and development with drugs and treatment plans.  ... Read on »
Arizona Data Base for Physicians and Pharmacists to locate the “Doctor Shopping Patients” by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:49pm So far there seems to be quite a bit of interest in the data base, open to pharmacists and doctors only.  One physician stated he had found one patient who had seen 23 doctors and 18 pharmacies seeking controlled painkillers over an 8 month time frame. Interesting, is that law enforcement does not have to be notified, in other words it is oper ... Read on »
Elmo Calls the Pharmacist – I have Big Eyes… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 May 2009 10:44pm   Elmo: Hello.  Man: Hello. Elmo: Hi, is this the pharmacist? Man: Yes. Elmo: Hi Mr. Pharmacist. Listen my eyes. It’s my eyes. Man: Okay. Elmo: They got really big. Elmo Prank Call, Elmo, Sound Bite Hat Tip:  Research Reggie Technorati Tags: Medical humor, Elmo Read on »
Stop — Learn — Go — Tips for Talking with Your Pharmacist to Learn How to Use Medicines Safely by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 11:48am Your pharmacist can help you learn how to use your prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines safely and to increase the benefits and decrease the risks. You can also use these tips when talking with your other healthcare professionals. everything you use. Keep a record and give it to your pharmacist ... Read on »
FDA Warns Consumers, Pharmacists, and Wholesalers Not to Use Stolen Advair Diskus Inhalers by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 9:12am FDA News Release Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) is an inhalerused to treat patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The products were reported stolen in August 2009 from a GlaxoSmithKline warehouse near Richmond, Va. The inhalers found recently were the ... Read on »