Consumer Articles

  • Counterfeit Drugs: Do You Have the Real Medicine in Your Pills?

    Counterfeit Drugs: Do You Have the Real

    Counterfeit Drugs: Do You Have the Real Medicine in Your Pills? Many Americans are now buying their prescription medicines from...

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  • With Ephedra Gone, Are Other Diet Aids Safe?

    With Ephedra Gone, Are Other Diet Aids S

    With Ephedra Gone, Are Other Diet Aids Safe? On December 30, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it...

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  • Safe Medicine Use at Home

    Safe Medicine Use at Home

    Safe Medicine Use at Home It is hard to believe, but over half of all prescription medicines are not taken...

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  • Cutting Down Medical Gibberish: FDA Concerns

    Cutting Down Medical Gibberish: FDA Conc

    Cutting Down Medical Gibberish: FDA Concerns “DYSPHAGIA, ERUCTATION, MYALGIA, DYSMENORRHEA” “What do they all mean?” my mother asked me as...

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  • Be Informed … Stay Healthy … Talk With Your Pharmacist

    Be Informed … Stay Healthy …

    Be Informed … Stay Healthy … Talk With Your Pharmacist   What do consumers think about their pharmacy? How much...

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  • Do You Have Trouble Understanding Your Prescriptions?

    Do You Have Trouble Understanding Your P

    Do You Have Trouble Understanding Your Prescriptions? Have you ever been confused or scared by the warning labels on the...

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  • Stretching Your Prescription Dollars

    Stretching Your Prescription Dollars

    Stretching Your Prescription Dollars Whenever a person takes a medicine, their hope is that the medicine will help them get...

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  • Could Foods Be Causing Your Child’s Ear Infections?

    Could Foods Be Causing Your Child’

    Could Foods Be Causing Your Child’s Ear Infections? How many sleepless nights have you spent trying to comfort your child...

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  • Sorting Out Side Effects

    Sorting Out Side Effects

    Sorting Out Side Effects   Recent news reports that a long-term form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might actually cause...

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  • Celebrating the Holidays with Diabetes

    Celebrating the Holidays with Diabetes

    Celebrating the Holidays with Diabetes While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, they can also...

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  • Taking Part In A Clinical Trial

    Taking Part In A Clinical Trial

    Taking Part In A Clinical Trial “Volunteers needed for allergy research study. Children (2-11 years old)” “Are you taking more...

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  • The Medicare Maze:  Why Consumers Don’t Know Which Way to Turn

    The Medicare Maze: Why Consumers Don

    The Medicare Maze: Why Consumers Don’t Know Which Way to Turn Katherine Kim , PharmD Candidate 2006 University of Maryland...

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