It’s that time of year when “it’s going around”.  What is “it” you ask………traditionally it could be a simple cold, allergies or the seasonal flu.  Now that we are faced with the global pandemic of COVID-19 it’s important to recognize the similarities and differences in...

Older adults, as a group, have more health conditions that require medication management. The average person over age 65 uses 4.5 prescription drugs and two over-the-counter medications at any given time.

Drug therapy in seniors presents multiple challenges and adverse...

According to an analysis released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 80% of deaths associated with the coronavirus in the United States thus far have been in adults aged 65 and older. This correlates with early data from China suggesting...

Over the past 5 years of providing Consulting Pharmacist services to the San Diego Community I'm often asked by Care Managers that I work with how their colleagues in other areas/states can find Pharmacists that offer the same services that PillBoxTalk does for their c...

 

The report that was just published in JAMA Neurology suggests that there is a weak association between PPI use and dementia.They didn't adjust for some very important risk factors for dementia, including alcohol use, family history of dementia, and high blood pressure...

With the growing reliance on medication therapy as the primary intervention for most illnesses, patients receiving medication interventions are exposed to potential harm as well as benefits. Benefits are effective management of the illness/disease, slowed progression o...

It’s that time of year when “it’s going around”.  What is “it” you ask………could be a simple cold or the seasonal flu.  Many patients have trouble determining the two apart.  Often it’s not as simple as the medical journals will try to make it out to be, but here are som...

 

 

 

Older adults, as a group, are at higher risk of falling than younger individuals, and are more likely to sustain an injury as the result of a fall. Falls are not only associated with greater morbidity and mortality in the older population, but are also linked to red...

 

Among the top misconceptions elderly patients (and their caregivers) have about prescriptions and over-the-counter medications is that brand name medications are better than generic versions.   We also clear up confusion on the safety of herbal remedies and common non...

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