Should Pseudoephedrine be Prescription Only?

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Pseudoephedrine has been the subject of state and national debate for the past several decades, as the use of the product has been linked to the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, more commonly known as meth. Various legislative attempts have been enacted in the past to limit the manufacture and sale of meth, all with some degree of success. Unfortunately, those who made meth became more creative and began using over the counter medications containing pseudoephedrine to produce the highly addictive drug. One of the biggest problems with this is that now the needs of patients who legitimately need the medication to control allergy and cold symptoms must be weighed against the need to keep the product out of the hands of those who would use it to produce meth. There are currently two options that have shown success: a drug registry and making products with pseudoephedrine available by prescription only. Continue reading “Should Pseudoephedrine be Prescription Only?”

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20 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Soliant Travel Health Professional

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  1. Excellent Benefits: Soliant travel allied health professionals have wonderful benefits, such as health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a matching 401(k) program, life insurance, reimbursement for continuing education and licensing fees, travel money, and many other things you’re probably not getting from your current job.
  1. Great pay: travel health professionals often earn significantly more than their stationary counterparts. If you are willing to work night shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays, simply let your Soliant recruiter know and you will see a pretty attractive paycheck for your extended efforts. As you gain more experience working in different settings and roles. You’ll be able to command top dollar for learning an array of skills and expertise.
  1. Job Security: Travel allied health professionals have the advantage of working where and when they are needed. When you’re not needed anymore, you go somewhere else that needs you. With our vast network of resources and contacts, Soliant Health provides nursing jobs virtually anywhere in the U.S. The best part is that words like “downsizing”, “layoff”, or reorganization” will mean nothing to you. Continue reading “20 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Soliant Travel Health Professional”
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The Role of a Pharmacy Manager

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A pharmacy manager is a pharmacist who also has to oversee the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Usually this position is achieved by promoting from within the pharmacy or the parent company. However, an outside pharmacist who has more experience may also fill the position.

A pharmacy manager is a pharmacist who also has to oversee the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Usually this position is achieved by promoting from within the pharmacy or the parent company. However, an outside pharmacist who has more experience may also fill the position.

While it may seem as though a pharmacy runs effortlessly with the pharmacists dispensing medications as the orders come in, there is quite a bit more to the process than that. As we have discussed before, there are pharmacy technicians as well as the various pharmacists, and there are also pharmacy managers. The pharmacy manager will often also take shifts in the pharmacy, dispensing medications in addition to his or her other duties. So what are those duties?

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Epidemic Levels of Prescription Painkiller Abuse: What Pharmacists Can Do About It

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription medications now kill more people in the United States than cocaine and heroin combined. The numbers have more than tripled in the past 10 years. During roughly the same time frame, the sales for these medications has tripled. About 40 people die each day from overdoses on narcotic pain relievers such as methadone, oxymorphone, and hydrocodone. According to the CDC, it will take the efforts of all involved parties to reduce this alarming trend. Patients, health care providers, insurers, states, and pharmacies will all have to play a role if the problem is to be corrected. Continue reading “Epidemic Levels of Prescription Painkiller Abuse: What Pharmacists Can Do About It”

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Pharmacy Facts & Laws That Will Shock You

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Did you know that marijuana was made illegal by passing a tax act in 1937? How does this work? You have to have a stamp to possess marijuana, but it’s illegal to possess marijuana without the stamp.

Today, pharmacists, physicians, and consumers are still faced with amazing and laws. Let’s look at some little-known facts that will make any health practitioner worth his weight in aspirin shake his head.

Something Good in Louisiana

After Katrina, most Americans like to wrinkle their noses at the powers that be in the Bayou State, but here’s an interesting fact: Louisiana is the first state to require that a pharmacist be licensed. This took place in 1806. Things get much sillier after this handy fact.
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Pharmacy Facts & Laws That Will Shock You

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Did you know that marijuana was made illegal by passing a tax act in 1937? How does this work? You have to have a stamp to possess marijuana, but it’s illegal to possess marijuana without the stamp.

Today, pharmacists, physicians, and consumers are still faced with amazing and laws. Let’s look at some little-known facts that will make any health practitioner worth his weight in aspirin shake his head.

Something Good in Louisiana

After Katrina, most Americans like to wrinkle their noses at the powers that be in the Bayou State, but here’s an interesting fact: Louisiana is the first state to require that a pharmacist be licensed. This took place in 1806. Things get much sillier after this handy fact.
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