Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems and need medicine to treat them. Medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with health

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Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

If you’ve been a reader of this blog you’ve probably seen the phrase “getting the best value out of your medications.” That means not only making sure your medications are doing their job, but also taking a hard look at medications you might not need anymore. I’m a firm believer in using only medications that actually improve health. And a medication that was important for you a decade ago may

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BetterMyMeds — What’s in it for YOU?

BetterMyMeds — What’s in it for YOU?

You’ve been reading these blog posts for some time now. Thank you! But many of you don’t really know exactly what BetterMyMeds is. Why I, as a pharmacist, founded this business, or what value it adds to health care. Your health care, specifically. What does “BetterMyMeds” mean? My husband, Bruce, also a pharmacist, actually came up with that name. And it’s perfect. So many of us take medications to improve

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How Well Do You Really Know Your Medications?

Greetings, everybody! I hope this post finds you staying healthy and doing well. The ChallengeI have a challenge for you. Without looking at a prepared list or the vials, tell me the names and doses of each of your medications, along with the prescribed instructions, and what each medication is being used for. This includes any over-the-counter (OTC) products, vitamins, and/or supplements. Now I don’t want you to type the

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