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...

 

What are generic drugs?

 

A generic drug is identical–or bioequivalent–to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. Although generic drugs are chemically identical to their branded...

Most people are aware of the cardiovascular benefits of taking an aspirin daily, however, I often see a lot of confusion among my patients of how much and when is the best time to take it.  Here is a little insight into the power of aspirin, and the side effects to be...

Insomnia is a common problem for many people. Those with insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. A lack of sleep can cause people to have trouble functioning in their daily lives and ultimately their health. Sometimes insomnia only lasts for a short tim...

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