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Pharmacy and Medications

Medicines have been used to help mankind ease suffering and promote healing for over 4,000 years. Over time, the ability to diagnose and treat diseases has steadily grown. Some of the greatest and most rapid advances in medicine have occurred in our lifetime, such as the discovery of antibiotics, insulin, and drugs to fight cancer, just to name a few. Today we have access to many medicines that protect and prolong life.

Along with more drugs being available to our health care professionals, the recent trend (More)


Understanding Pharmacy and Medications

  • Difference Between Shelf Life and Expiration Date of a Medication
  • FDA Announces Rule Prohibiting Sale of Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
  • Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin): Withdrawn from Market Due to Potential Safety Risks
  • Osteoporosis Medications: Before the Bone Breaks
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs
  • Summer Heat
  • TV Drug Ads: Do You Really Need Those Medications?
  • Bextra Removed from Market
  • FDA Prompts Removal of Unapproved Drugs Intended to Treat Cough, Cold and Allergy Symptoms from the Market
  • Meridia (Sibutramine) Withdrawn from Market Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events
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  • Are There any Fat Burners that Work?
  • Aspirin and Breastfeeding
  • Combination Vaccine and Monovalent Vaccine
  • Diuretics and Allergies
  • Do Cosmetics Expire?
  • Do Drugs Vary in Strength Depending on the Route of Administration?
  • Does Aluminum Cause Breast Cancer?
  • Drug Interactions
  • Effects of Adderal and Alcohol
  • Estrogen Pill and their Effect
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