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Alcohol – is it REALLY that harmful to drink when I’m taking medications?

Alan Tanabe/ April 6, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

Note: This is part 2 in a series that addresses alcohol use as part of Alcohol Awareness Month. Greetings everybody!   I hope that you enjoyed the first entry of this series regarding alcohol use (here is a link to that entry if you have not read it yet). Today, I am going to focus on an aspect that is often underestimated or completely disregarded, and that is how

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month!

Betty Chaffee/ April 1, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

National Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to bring problems with alcohol use out into the open, reduce the stigma that so often keeps people from admitting problems and/or seeking help, and help those who need it get into recovery. Because alcohol use disorder and alcohol dependence is estimated to affect one out

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The High Cost of Prescription Drugs – Ask Your Pharmacist if Options are Available

Alan Tanabe/ March 6, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

According to data from an international health policy survey, in 2016 approximately 45 million Americans reported not filling prescription medications due to concerns regarding the cost. In addition, in 2016 Americans are estimated to have spent $477 billion on retail prescription drugs, accounting for approximately 17% of total personal health expenditures (including physician services, hospital care, and other health-related costs). If the cost of some of your medications has been

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Inhaled medications are effective – when they’re used correctly

Betty Chaffee/ February 17, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 2 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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