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Pharmacists are medication experts who use their detailed knowledge of medicines to help patients get well. Duties include dispensing medications, assuring the safety and appropriateness of the prescribed therapy, monitoring patient health and progress, partnering with consumers and patients to provide education and advice on the use of medications. They also collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other health care team members to provide expertise on drug decisions and improve patient outcomes, providing knowledge about the composition of drugs and safeguard drug purity and strength.
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Atrial fibrillation: List of medications for treatment
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Insulin pens: Types, benefits, and how to use them
In this article, learn about choosing insulin pens, how to store insulin pens, and what the benefits and possible disadvantages of using them are.
How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage
In this article, learn all about basal insulin injections, which help regulate blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes.
Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise
Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.
Pharmacists with greater role in care prevent repeat hospital visits
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Experts find strong case for over-the-counter oral contraceptives for adults and teens
After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of pediatric, adolescent and women's health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral...
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Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment
How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects?
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence
Doctors and patients need more information on risks and benefits of off-label use when making treatment decisions.
Online-only pharmacies that don't require prescriptions could be helping to fuel antibiotic resistance, finds study
Scientists have found that antibiotics are illegally available without prescription on 45 per cent of online pharmacy websites surveyed, in a study published in Journal of Antimicrobial...
Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.
Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?
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Using NSAIDs during a cold may increase heart attack risk
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People with dementia need more support to manage their medication
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