Pharmacist – Scuba Dive Talks http://scubadivetalks.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:17:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scubadivetalks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/scuba.png Pharmacist – Scuba Dive Talks http://scubadivetalks.com/ 32 32 Got my covid reminder and hope other seniors will join me https://scubadivetalks.com/got-my-covid-reminder-and-hope-other-seniors-will-join-me/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:36:00 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/got-my-covid-reminder-and-hope-other-seniors-will-join-me/ Comment this story Comment A few days ago I went to Accokeek Drug & Health Care, a wonderful independent pharmacy not far from my home in Prince George’s County. My mission: Overcome a long-standing needle phobia just long enough to get that third coronavirus booster. Matthew Carroll, a pharmacist who deals with vaccinations, told a […]]]>

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A few days ago I went to Accokeek Drug & Health Care, a wonderful independent pharmacy not far from my home in Prince George’s County. My mission: Overcome a long-standing needle phobia just long enough to get that third coronavirus booster.

Matthew Carroll, a pharmacist who deals with vaccinations, told a story while preparing the vaccine.

A friend of his had a ticket to the recent football game between Ohio State and Maryland at College Park but ended up bedridden with the coronavirus. The friend had not received a third booster, which could have helped him avoid an infection or at least serious symptoms. “It was a really bad deal,” Carroll said.

The outcome of the story was that Carroll, who is boosted, got the ticket and enjoyed an exciting game. But the story also served to distract me. By the time he had finished saying it, I had been boosted and barely noticed the hit.

I appreciated the skillful touch. Our region is full of dedicated pharmacists. But that might not last much longer if their workload continues to skyrocket. Many people finally find their doctor after two years and return to the pharmacy with prescription pads to fill.

Another pharmacist told me that people in some of the poorest neighborhoods finally have job opportunities, but often need proof of coronavirus vaccination to work. “I asked a young man why he waited so long to get his first vaccine, since injections are free,” the pharmacist recalled, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. “He said the vaccine had trackers in it and he didn’t want to be tracked. So, in addition to giving the injections and filling the prescriptions, we need to take the time to dispel the myths that people get from social media.

Carroll showed me five large containers full of used needles, ready to be thrown away. It was three days of injections.

“We have great participation in the recall program,” he told me. “I’m really proud of our neighbours.

On Monday, outgoing Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) said the state was a leader in coronavirus vaccinations – with more than a million residents having received the latest booster since September.

After a poor start to 2020, Maryland has rallied in response to the coronavirus. Mobile speakers ran through the Prince George ad for the free snaps. A “cash for vax” program persuaded more resistants to get vaccinated. A concerted effort by teachers, principals, preachers and community leaders has helped dispel vaccine myths.

Two years ago, elderly people like me, aged 65 and over, paved the way for the first round of coronavirus vaccines. We had a national turnout of approximately 92.4%according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a September KFF surveyonly 8% of seniors said they had received the last bivalent booster, and only 37% said they intended to get this new booster as soon as possible.

And yet, flu season is already here. More than 300 people die from covid-19 every day. The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group, predicts that more than 75,000 lives could be unnecessarily lost in the United States if more people do not take booster shots.

I remember what Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s outgoing chief epidemiologist, said during a webinar hosted by Prince George’s County last year: Getting vaccinated isn’t just for the personal safety but also for the safety of the community. He echoed that sentiment during a meeting with The Washington Post.

“If you want to prevent mutations from evolving, you need to get as many people as possible vaccinated as quickly as possible,” Fauci told the Post. “If you have any hesitation or reluctance to get vaccinated, you will never get…that blanket or that umbrella of what we call ‘herd immunity’. ”

By early October, only about 105 million American adults — about 40% of those eligible — had received a third shot of the vaccine, according to federal data. By contrast, more than 70% of eligible residents in Britain had received their third dose.

Carroll said part of the problem is that many people think the pandemic is over. Death rates have fallen significantly, even though more than 11,000 seniors died from the coronavirus in July and August, according to the CDC.

“I hear people say it’s like the flu,” Carroll said. “I tell them not to minimize the flu. It can be quite deadly. They say only a few hundred people die of covid each year. I say, ‘I wouldn’t want to be one of them.’ ”

As the virus continues to mutate, Carroll expects more effective vaccines will need to be developed. New remedies will also be needed for a growing list of covid symptoms and side effects. Although few, there have been substantiated reports of covid-related conditions such as ‘hairy tongues’, ‘purple toes’, mysterious ‘marks’ and ‘sores’.

A day after receiving my reminder, I started experiencing arm pain, muscle aches and fatigue. Uncomfortable, yes. But not as bad as dying.

The good news for the non-vaxxers: if anyone offers a cure for hairy tongue and purple toes, you’ll probably find it on the shelves of your local drug store.

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Pharmacists are a resource for patients https://scubadivetalks.com/pharmacists-are-a-resource-for-patients/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:07:50 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/pharmacists-are-a-resource-for-patients/ Jerry Meece, RPh, CDCES, FACA, FADCES: There are tools. What tools can pharmacists use to better educate patients in this short time? What resources do they have? What have you found useful for pharmacists in your practice? What is available to them? Jennifer D. Goldman, RPh, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, FCCP: There are many free resources […]]]>

Jerry Meece, RPh, CDCES, FACA, FADCES: There are tools. What tools can pharmacists use to better educate patients in this short time? What resources do they have? What have you found useful for pharmacists in your practice? What is available to them?

Jennifer D. Goldman, RPh, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, FCCP: There are many free resources that we can access, including Google. The American Diabetes Association has many free resources, as well as other educational areas and different companies that make products that patients use. If they have a certain insulin, there are instructions there and patient resources. We can go online and get that for them. Some pharmacists may have access to various people around the world at these different companies who can bring demonstration pens and needles and small mannequins that show where to inject. Show them and make sure they know where to get this information so that we can provide it, but also show them what websites to visit to view this information. Make sure they have something at home so they know where to call or where to look if they get stuck.

Jerry Meece, RPh, CDCES, FACA, FADCES: Have something available for them. I’ve told you this before, but this reinforces it. If I look in my offices, there are 15 things we have, including accessories, food accessories, the small [dummy] you inject and demonstration insulin pens. You hold your pen, I’ll hold my pen, and let’s go through this together. These are all available. All you have to say to a manufacturer is, “I do a lot of diabetes education now. I need resources. They will go over the gunwales more than you even imagine. Be sure to take advantage of these resources.

To finalize all this, what do you think is the overall role of the pharmacist, the practitioner and the educator in relation to people with type 2 diabetes? Is this where it should be? How can pharmacists be more effective in advising diabetic patients?

Jennifer D. Goldman, RPh, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, FCCP: Depending on where you are in the country and where collaborative practice is available, this is definitely a way forward for pharmacists. But regardless of that, individualized patient care [is important]. As pharmacists, we need to make sure we stay up to date and increase our skills and education, especially with technology. There are continuous glucometers. You mentioned connected pens. There are Bluetooth compatible glucometers. [We need to] ensuring that we keep up to date with technology and new drug treatments.

The ADA [American Diabetes Association] the guidelines have been updated in real time since 2018. If new drugs or impactful new studies with evidence come out, they will be updated every 3 or 4 months in the ADA guidelines. Make sure we understand the weather in the range and make inroads with telehealth and telemedicine. We need to be experts in drug therapy, which may include technology, and making the most of the 5 minutes you see this patient.

Jerry Meece, RPh, CDCES, FACA, FADCES: I agree. That’s great information, Jennifer. If there is one piece of advice I could give, it is that if you have nothing more to ask of a diabetic patient, put it aside and ask him: “What is the most difficult thing that you do to manage your diabetes? What drives you crazy about working with your diabetes? And listen. Then you have the opportunity to address all that they have that we can now address as diabetes educator pharmacists.

With that, I would like to thank Dr. Goldman for this excellent discussion. I would like to thank Drug topics®for making the filming of this webcast possible. I want to thank our viewers for the privilege of their time, and I want to wish everyone a great end to the day. Thank you all.

Transcript edited for clarity.

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Cold Lake pharmacist discusses chronic pain https://scubadivetalks.com/cold-lake-pharmacist-discusses-chronic-pain/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:49:44 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/cold-lake-pharmacist-discusses-chronic-pain/ Content of the article This September, it’s important to raise awareness about chronic pain, a critical health condition that can be physically and emotionally debilitating. Estimates show that a quarter of Canadians aged 15 and older live with chronic pain. Given its prevalence, it is important to raise awareness of chronic pain and increase access […]]]>

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This September, it’s important to raise awareness about chronic pain, a critical health condition that can be physically and emotionally debilitating. Estimates show that a quarter of Canadians aged 15 and older live with chronic pain. Given its prevalence, it is important to raise awareness of chronic pain and increase access to treatment and support.

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There is no clear cause for chronic pain, as many factors can lead to its occurrence. Chronic pain can develop in many ways, including after injury or illness, or it can occur without a known cause. Although chronic pain can be associated with other diseases, the World Health Organization has recognized it in recent years as a disease in its own right.

When it comes to taking charge of your health and well-being, as a pharmacist, I’m here to help you access the advice and care you need, when and where you want it. To do this, I’ve put together a few ways we can help you on your pain management journey:

  • Opioid Awareness and Intervention – Pharmacists are an accessible and knowledgeable resource who play an important role in the safe use of analgesics. Opioid pain relievers are an effective treatment for chronic pain when used as directed, especially when used in conjunction with other nonpharmaceutical treatments. However, misuse of these drugs can lead to serious health effects, including addiction and accidental overdose. It is essential that you understand what you are taking and what the dosage is, your pharmacist can help you feel confident in your pain management treatment. Anyone taking opioids may be at risk for an overdose, but the effects of an overdose can be temporarily reversed by administering naloxone. This life-saving medicine is available from pharmacies as take-home kits without a prescription, and your pharmacist can teach you how to use it. Talk to your local pharmacist for a free naloxone kit. Restrictions may apply. The most important thing to remember when taking opioids is to use them as directed and to consult a pharmacist if you are unsure of dosage or duration of use.
  • Mental health support – Due to the invisible and subjective nature of the disease, people suffering from chronic pain often feel isolated and may have difficulty accessing care and support. This lack of support, combined with physical pain, can have a significant impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Pharmacists are a non-judgmental resource you can turn to who recognize the stigma surrounding chronic pain. As healthcare professionals, pharmacists will not only help you find pain relief, but they can also provide emotional support by working with you to manage this isolating illness.
  • Connect to the care you need – Sometimes people with chronic conditions may not feel ready to come to the store, and that’s where the PC Health app comes in. The PC Health app offers real-time virtual pharmacist services, to get advice on prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers. Other health care providers, including doctors and massage therapists, are also available to help you on your path to wellness. Plus, you can try different health programs for your well-being while earning PC Optimum™ points as you go. Download the app for free at https://www.pchealth.ca/

Pharmacist support goes far beyond dispensing medication, we’re here to support you throughout your healthcare journey. Speak with your local pharmacist today for help managing your pain.

Newton Fan is a pharmacist and owner of the Cold Lake Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Chilling clues to Kenneth Juedes’ murder, from the ominous note of the pharmacist’s body to his wife’s bizarre reaction and the actor’s testimony https://scubadivetalks.com/chilling-clues-to-kenneth-juedes-murder-from-the-ominous-note-of-the-pharmacists-body-to-his-wifes-bizarre-reaction-and-the-actors-testimony/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:03:46 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/chilling-clues-to-kenneth-juedes-murder-from-the-ominous-note-of-the-pharmacists-body-to-his-wifes-bizarre-reaction-and-the-actors-testimony/ Chilling clues to Kenneth Juedes’ murder have been revealed – from a strange note found by his body to his wife’s strange reaction. Juedes, 58, was shot twice with a 20-gauge shotgun while sleeping in bed in 2006. 5 Kenneth Juedes was shot in bed in 2006Credit: Marathon County Crime Stoppers 5 Cindy Schulz-Juedes, 67, […]]]>

Chilling clues to Kenneth Juedes’ murder have been revealed – from a strange note found by his body to his wife’s strange reaction.

Juedes, 58, was shot twice with a 20-gauge shotgun while sleeping in bed in 2006.

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Kenneth Juedes was shot in bed in 2006Credit: Marathon County Crime Stoppers
Cindy Schulz-Juedes, 67, was sentenced to life last year for the murder of her husband

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Cindy Schulz-Juedes, 67, was sentenced to life last year for the murder of her husbandCredit: Marathon County Sheriff’s Office
Actor Butch Patrick Lilley was dragged into the case after Schulz-Juedes tried to pin the blame on five men

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Actor Butch Patrick Lilley was dragged into the case after Schulz-Juedes tried to pin the blame on five menCredit: WSAW

Court records say the pharmacist was shot in the back before being shot a second time in the front when he rolled over.

Meanwhile, a piece of paper with an expletive scribbled on it and a knife stuck through it lay on the bed with her body, Daily Herald of Wausau reports.

A jury found Juedes’ wife, Cindy Schulz-Juedes, guilty of first-degree murder last year, with prosecutors saying she did so in order to profit from the $1 life insurance policy million dollars from her husband.

Schulz-Juedes, 66, initially tried to blame five men – with actor Butch Patrick Lilley – who played werewolf Eddie Munster in the 1960s sitcom ‘The Munsters’ – among them.

She claimed the men killed Juedes in revenge after a 2006 lawsuit by the couple cost Lilley tens of thousands of dollars in investments in a brewing business.

Witnesses from the crime lab found no evidence of Lilley or the other four suspects inside the Juedes’ home, nor on the pieces of paper and the knife at the scene.

Actor Lilley, who has been found not guilty of wrongdoing, had met the Jeudes at Monster Hall Raceway in 2006 – but has denied all allegations he was involved.

He said he was traveling the night of the murder and didn’t even know he was charged with it until six years after the incident.

In his defence, he explained: “I was booking an event when someone said, ‘Have you seen the National Inquirer today?’

“I said ‘no’ and when I looked I noticed I was on the cover with the title that said ‘Munster Murder Bombshell at Monster Hall’ and that’s how I found out my… supposedly my involvement in it.”

Meanwhile, Schulz-Juedes’ reaction to her husband’s death has prompted further questions.

She claimed her phone wasn’t working when she found out he had been shot, so she drove to a nearby house and told a neighbour.

Neighbors also said Schulz-Juedes was “hysterical” but not crying.

Marathon County Sheriff’s Captain Shawn McCarthy, who was a detective when Juedes was murdered, said the National Enquirer discovered the connection to Lilley.

He had been one of Juedes’ partners in a racetrack venture.

The newspaper published the story and many more followed.

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Marathon County Circuit Judge Michael Moran sentenced Schulz-Juedes to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The case is expected to be featured on tonight’s Dateline.

Munsters' Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick and Beverley Owen

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Munsters’ Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick and Beverley OwenCredit: Alamy
Actor Butch Patrick has denied any involvement in the case and has been cleared of any wrongdoing

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Actor Butch Patrick has denied any involvement in the case and has been cleared of any wrongdoingCredit: Getty
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UI program aims to meet strong demand for more pharmacists – KIWARadio.com https://scubadivetalks.com/ui-program-aims-to-meet-strong-demand-for-more-pharmacists-kiwaradio-com/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 06:27:19 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/ui-program-aims-to-meet-strong-demand-for-more-pharmacists-kiwaradio-com/ Iowa City, Iowa – At the height of the pandemic, many pharmacies in Iowa reduced their hours of operation or closed a few days a week due to staff shortages, and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians remain very busy. requested. Liz Davis, director of […]]]>







Iowa City, Iowa – At the height of the pandemic, many pharmacies in Iowa reduced their hours of operation or closed a few days a week due to staff shortages, and pharmacists and pharmacy technicians remain very busy. requested.

Liz Davis, director of admissions at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, says pharmacists play an exceptionally crucial role because they are arguably the most accessible healthcare providers in the state.



Given the added stress of work during COVID, the state has lost several dozen pharmacists to burnout. While the U of I program trains about 100 new pharmacists each year, it still isn’t enough to meet the demand from pharmacies and hospitals across the state.


Davis says the U of I’s Assured Admissions program is designed to create a direct path for high school seniors to begin pharmacy training, toward Pharm-D or a Doctor of Pharmacy.


The University of Iowa and Drake University in Des Moines offer the only pharmacy programs in the state. Davis says pharmacy technicians are also essential to keep operations running smoothly and are also in high demand.


Davis says graduates of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy now practice in 94 of Iowa’s 99 counties, while five out of 10 pharmacists in Iowa trained at the U of I.



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A Columbus doctor and pharmacist weigh in on the best cold and flu medications https://scubadivetalks.com/a-columbus-doctor-and-pharmacist-weigh-in-on-the-best-cold-and-flu-medications/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:04:56 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/a-columbus-doctor-and-pharmacist-weigh-in-on-the-best-cold-and-flu-medications/ Walking down the cold medicine aisle at a local pharmacy or grocery store, customers will find shelves filled with various treatments, some with brand names and others relatively lesser known. It’s a sight that experts say can overwhelm people looking for a quick fix for cold or flu symptoms. “I tell everyone that generic products […]]]>

Walking down the cold medicine aisle at a local pharmacy or grocery store, customers will find shelves filled with various treatments, some with brand names and others relatively lesser known.

It’s a sight that experts say can overwhelm people looking for a quick fix for cold or flu symptoms.

“I tell everyone that generic products work just as well as branded products,” said Matt Fishley, chief pharmacist for Mount Carmel Healthof the retail pharmacy division. “But, whenever you are unfamiliar with the product, I would check with the pharmacist or your doctor.”

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With cold and flu season here, over-the-counter cold and flu medications will find their way into many grocery carts and homes for the next few months.

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‘Leather is Nigeria’s next revenue-generating export,’ says renowned pharmacist-turned-fashion designer https://scubadivetalks.com/leather-is-nigerias-next-revenue-generating-export-says-renowned-pharmacist-turned-fashion-designer/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 07:55:59 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/leather-is-nigerias-next-revenue-generating-export-says-renowned-pharmacist-turned-fashion-designer/ Morin Obaweya is one of the great pioneers in the leather fashion industry in Nigeria Its brand ‘Morin. O’ is spreading to some of the major countries in the African continent and has been used by celebrities like Uf in the country. Obaweya’s journey as a creative designer dates back to her early years as […]]]>
  • Morin Obaweya is one of the great pioneers in the leather fashion industry in Nigeria
  • Its brand ‘Morin. O’ is spreading to some of the major countries in the African continent and has been used by celebrities like Uf in the country.
  • Obaweya’s journey as a creative designer dates back to her early years as she grew up surrounded by her siblings who were all into line art.

The founder and chief designer of Morin O Designs Limited, Morin Obaweya, says the Nigerian leather market is poised to become the next revenue-generating export after the oil market.

She made it known on Saturday October 29 at the launch of the Morin O’ collection boutique in Abuja.

Maureen Obaweya’s “Morin O” brand is purely made in Nigeria and has been sold in Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and many other African countries. Photo: Morin.O
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Her brand is popular for being made with quality leather, all made in Nigeria, and some of these collections are leather bags, leather shoes and a host of others.

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Speaking with our Legit.ng Regional reporter, Obaweya, said improving the value chain of leather and related products is a strong growth potential for the Nigerian economy.

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She also said that there is a need to deploy and operate all aspects of the value chain, as this will have a significant impact on our GDP and the economic situation of this country.

Obaweya calls for the inclusion of young people in the creative leather market

She also noted that Nigeria has highly skilled young people who can recreate designs using leather effortlessly.

Obawaye said these talents need to be engaged and integrated through proper training in the production of leather products and brands.

Obaweya said:

“There are a lot of young people who are not trained, skilled and creative, but if we can train them, we can give them access to markets using the progress we have made, as leather brands are attracting increasing attention to the Nigeria.

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“Once we are able to make our quota it will establish all aspects of the value chain and improve Nigeria’s economic growth, if we were focused and put our minds to it, it is a source of income and a source of economic growth.”

Morin Obawaye is an experienced pharmacist who ventured into fashion and art due to her creative sibling background.

Her mother is the first female photographer in northern Nigeria; her brothers are into arts and architecture, while her sister is a theater artist.

Obawaye’s works have taken her across the African continent, visiting countries including Botswana, South Africa, Egypt, Ghana and a host of others for fashion and art exhibitions.

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In another development, famous Nigerian fashion designer, Yomi Makun took to social media to share his thoughts on indecent dressing.

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In a recent Instagram Story post, the Relaxed the owner has complained about how often he sees ladies in revealing clothes.

Several netizens took to social media to share their thoughts, many of whom agreed with the creator.

Source: Legit.ng

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Lack of pharmacy staff meant some Kansas City CVS customers were unable to get their prescriptions https://scubadivetalks.com/lack-of-pharmacy-staff-meant-some-kansas-city-cvs-customers-were-unable-to-get-their-prescriptions/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/lack-of-pharmacy-staff-meant-some-kansas-city-cvs-customers-were-unable-to-get-their-prescriptions/ Some people in Kansas City were unable to get their prescriptions on Thursday. As the doors were open for business at the CVS Pharmacy on State Line Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard, customers were greeted by a sign that read “the pharmacy is temporarily closed due to staff shortages.” but they didn’t text me not […]]]>

Some people in Kansas City were unable to get their prescriptions on Thursday. As the doors were open for business at the CVS Pharmacy on State Line Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard, customers were greeted by a sign that read “the pharmacy is temporarily closed due to staff shortages.” but they didn’t text me not to come,” customer Andrenna Jones said. Jones said she came for her son’s vaccine. “We showed up and waited. and the pharmacy is closed,” Jones said. Others said they couldn’t get prescriptions and learned of the issue after their doctor’s office closed.” There is no one there to call the other pharmacy to transfer it, so your doctor has to call, cancel it and send it somewhere else,” said customer Shannon Cambiano. The Missouri Pharmacy Association said the problem was part of a national trend. and then you add the pandemic to it,” said R on Fitzwater, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association. The workers are exhausted. During historic inflation, insurance companies reduce reimbursements. “Often the PBM, the pharmacy benefits manager, earns more on the transaction than the pharmacist makes just for passing information from the pharmacist to the insurance company,” Fitzwater said. This means customers could see reduced store hours, or no pharmacist at all. The Missouri Pharmacy Association says it plans to take those questions to state lawmakers. He hopes lawmakers can help adjust refunds so consumers can get better service. provide life-saving vaccines. We have been successful in keeping our stores and pharmacies open to help support our customers, patients and communities and we are not experiencing any staffing issues in Kansas City.

Some people in Kansas City were unable to get their prescriptions on Thursday.

As the doors were open for business at the CVS Pharmacy on State Line Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard, customers were greeted by a sign that read “the pharmacy has been temporarily closed due to staff shortages.”

“I got a text to come introduce myself, but they didn’t text me not to come,” customer Andrenna Jones said.

Jones said she came for her son’s vaccine.

“We showed up and waited. We checked in online, got confirmation. We were able to check in, and the pharmacy is closed,” Jones said.

Others said they couldn’t get prescriptions and learned of the problem after their doctor’s office closed.

“There’s no one there to call the other pharmacy to transfer it, so your doctor has to call, cancel it, and send it somewhere else,” customer Shannon Cambiano said.

The Missouri Pharmacy Association said the problem was part of a national trend.

“It’s kind of a perfect storm in an environment where costs are rising dramatically, reimbursements are falling, and then you add the pandemic to it,” said Ron Fitzwater, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association.

The workers are exhausted. In times of historic inflation, insurance companies cut reimbursements.

“Many times the PBM, the pharmacy benefits manager, earns more on the transaction than the pharmacist makes just for passing information from the pharmacist to the insurance company,” Fitzwater said.

This means customers could see reduced store hours, or no pharmacists at all.

The Missouri Pharmacy Association said it plans to take those questions to state lawmakers. He hopes lawmakers can help adjust refunds so consumers can get better service.

A CVS spokesperson released a statement Friday afternoon:

Our pharmacy teams have been on the front lines of the pandemic response for nearly three years, administering COVID-19 tests and providing lifesaving vaccines. We have been successful in keeping our stores and pharmacies open to help support our customers, patients and communities and we are not experiencing any staffing issues in Kansas City.

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Healthcare Heroes: Clear Pharmacy Hires Support Pharmacists While NI Hospice Seeks Occupational Therapist https://scubadivetalks.com/healthcare-heroes-clear-pharmacy-hires-support-pharmacists-while-ni-hospice-seeks-occupational-therapist/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 08:43:44 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/healthcare-heroes-clear-pharmacy-hires-support-pharmacists-while-ni-hospice-seeks-occupational-therapist/ 1 Support for pharmacists – Clear Pharmacy, Bangor Area Clear Pharmacy currently has an excellent opportunity for qualified Support Pharmacists to work in the Bangor area. Successful candidates will support pharmacist managers in their managerial duties and help lead and develop teams to advance and deliver professional services. In addition, candidates will need to establish […]]]>

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Clear Pharmacy currently has an excellent opportunity for qualified Support Pharmacists to work in the Bangor area.

Successful candidates will support pharmacist managers in their managerial duties and help lead and develop teams to advance and deliver professional services. In addition, candidates will need to establish excellent relationships with local pharmacy teams and healthcare professionals.

It is essential that candidates are both business and customer-focused and have the skills necessary to successfully move business forward.
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Parapane Osteo Medication / Drug Information https://scubadivetalks.com/parapane-osteo-medication-drug-information/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 16:50:53 +0000 https://scubadivetalks.com/parapane-osteo-medication-drug-information/ Active ingredients): paracetamol Consumer Drug Information (CMI) This leaflet provides important information on the use of PARAPANE OSTEO. You should also talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you want any further information or if you have any concerns or questions regarding the use of PARAPANE OSTEO. Where to find information in this brochure: Why […]]]>

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Consumer Drug Information (CMI)

This leaflet provides important information on the use of PARAPANE OSTEO. You should also talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you want any further information or if you have any concerns or questions regarding the use of PARAPANE OSTEO.

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Why do I use PARAPANE OSTEO?

PARAPANE OSTEO contains the active ingredient Paracetamol. PARAPANE OSTEO is an analgesic, used to relieve pain and lower fever. Paracetamol works to block pain messages from reaching the brain. It also works in the brain to reduce fever.

PARAPANE OSTEO is effective in relieving persistent pain related to:

• Osteoarthritis • Muscle pain such as back pain

Paracetamol, the active ingredient in this medicine, is also used for the effective and fast temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with:

Paracetamol also reduces fever.

What should I know before using PARAPANE OSTEO?

Warnings

Do not use PARAPANE OSTEO if:

you are allergic to paracetamol or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Always check the ingredients to make sure you can use this medicine.

Do not take this medicine if you are taking other prescription or over-the-counter medicines containing paracetamol to treat pain, fever, cold and flu symptoms, or to aid sleep.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you:

Have other medical conditions

Liver or kidney disease

Are underweight or malnourished

Drink alcohol regularly.

You may need to avoid using this product altogether or limit the amount of paracetamol you take.

You have a serious infection, are severely malnourished, or are a chronic alcohol user, as this may increase the risk of metabolic acidosis.

Signs of metabolic acidosis include:

– Deep, rapid and difficult breathing

– Feeling bad (nausea), being sick (vomiting)

– Loss of appetite

Contact a doctor immediately if you have a combination of these symptoms

Please see your doctor if your symptoms do not improve

Take medication for any other condition.

During treatment, you may be at risk of developing certain side effects. It is important that you understand these risks and how to monitor them. See additional information in section 6. Are there any side effects?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed.

Paracetamol can be used during pregnancy and if you are breastfeeding, but you should always consult your doctor first.

Consider taking the lowest effective dose for the shortest time.

What if I take other medications?

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines, vitamins or supplements that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food store.

Some drugs can interfere with each other. These include:

Warfarin, a medicine used to prevent blood clots.

Metoclopramide, a medicine used to control nausea and vomiting.

Medicines used to treat epilepsy or seizures.

Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic used to treat ear and eye infections.

Alcohol

Probenecid, a drug used to treat gout or sometimes given with an antibiotic.

Cholestyramine, a medicine used to treat high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about any medications, vitamins or supplements you are taking that affect PARAPANE OSTEO.

How to use PARAPANE OSTEO?

How much to take/use

Carefully follow all instructions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor.

They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your pharmacist or doctor for help.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Use the smallest dose you need to treat your symptoms and use the medicine for the shortest time needed.

Adults and children aged 12 and over: Take 2 tablets three times daily, every six to eight hours as needed. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours

Not recommended for children under 12 years old.

Follow the instructions that come with the medicine.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

When to take / use PARAPANE OSTEO

Adults and children 12 years and older: Only take paracetamol for a few days in a row unless your doctor tells you to take it longer

How to use PARAPANE OSTEO

Swallow the tablets whole with water or another liquid

Do not crush the tablets. They can be taken with or without food.

Try to space the doses at equal intervals throughout the day.

If you have used too much PARAPANE OSTEO

If you think you have used too much PARAPANE OSTEO you may need urgent medical attention.

You must immediately:

call the poison information center
(calling
13 11 26), Where

contact your doctor or

go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

You should do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

What should I know when using PARAPANE OSTEO?

Things to do

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

Your pharmacist or doctor will assess your condition and decide if you should continue taking the medicine.

Remind any doctor, dentist or pharmacist you consult that you are using PARAPANE OSTEO.

Things you shouldn’t do

Do not use for more than a few days at a time unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not exceed the recommended dose unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not use PARAPANE OSTEO to treat other conditions unless instructed by your pharmacist or doctor.

Driving or using machines

Be careful before driving or using machines or tools until you know how PARAPANE OSTEO affects you.

drinking alcohol

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you drink alcohol.

Drink only small amounts of alcohol (beer, wine or spirits) while using PARAPANE OSTEO. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects on the liver.

Take care of your medicine

Keep your medicine in the original packaging until you take it

Store below 30°C.

Follow the instructions on the box for how to properly care for your medicine.

Store it in a cool, dry place away from moisture, heat or sunlight; for example, do not store it:

in the bathroom or near a sink, or

in the car or on window sills.

Keep it where young children can’t reach it.

A locked cupboard at least one and a half meters above the floor is a good place to store medicines.

Get rid of any unwanted medication

If you no longer need to use this medicine or it has expired, take it to a pharmacy for safe disposal.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date.

Are there any side effects?

All medicines can have side effects. If you experience side effects, most of them are minor and temporary. However, some side effects may require medical attention.

Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. These side effects are rare and you may not experience any.

Review the information below and, if necessary, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any further questions.

Serious side effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything else that may make you feel unwell.

Other side effects not listed here may occur in some people.

Report side effects

After you have received medical advice for any side effects you experience, you may report side effects to Therapeutic Goods Administration online at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems . By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information about the safety of this medicine.

Product details

This medicine is available over the counter without a doctor’s prescription.

What PARAPANE OSTEO contains

active ingredient

(main ingredient)

Paracetamol 665mg

Other ingredients

(inactive ingredients)

Hyetellose, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch,

magnesium stearate,

corn starch,

sodium starch glycolate

stearic acid,

OPADRY KB 310A180023 low viscosity film coating system White, carnauba wax

Potential allergens

None

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.

What PARAPANE OSTEO looks like

PARAPANE OSTEO is a capsule-shaped white bi-layer film-coated tablet, engraved BPL on one side and plain on the other.

They come in blister packs of 96 tablets.

Who distributes PARAPANE OSTEO

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Australia

4 Miami Key, Broadbeach Waters, Queensland, 4218

This brochure was prepared in October 2022.

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