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Inhaled medications are effective – when they’re used correctly

Betty Chaffee/ February 17, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

  The lung diseases asthma and COPD affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Both can be held in check using inhaled medications — those with mild disease may only need a “rescue” inhaler occasionally for acute shortness of breath, while those with more advanced or severe disease may need to use one or more inhalers on a regular basis as well as a “rescue” inhaler for acute symptoms. Inhaled medications

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Drug Recalls – What to Know and What to Do

Alan Tanabe/ January 28, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Greetings, everybody! You have likely heard or read multiple reports about drug recalls issued over the past several months. This post is intended to help educate about what prompts the recall of a drug, advise you on how to learn if your medication(s) may be potentially affected by a recall, and the steps to take (and not take!) when learning of a recall. What prompts a drug recall?First, it is

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Stopping medications — when is it important to taper?

Betty Chaffee/ January 20, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

What medications should be tapered rather than abruptly stopped? This is a common question among people who take prescription medications. And there’s good reason for that. There are many prescription medications that should be tapered to prevent uncomfortable or even life-threatening consequences. There’s a lot of information available to help you decide if you’re at risk of problems from stopping prescription medications abruptly, including this recent article. And be sure

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