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How to Get Free Prescription Drugs or Low Cost Prescription Medication

How to Get Free Prescription Drugs or Low Cost Prescription Medication

Unfortunately many Americans cannot afford to buy prescription drugs because either they aren't insured or their health insurance doesn't cover their medications. Thankfully, there are several organizations that are there to help you get the prescription medication you need.
The Psychometric and Cardiac Effects of Pseudoephedrine

The Psychometric and Cardiac Effects of Pseudoephedrine

This decongestant is one of the most common drugs taken by scuba divers -- find out whether it affects their psychometric performance during dives.
Rich Sources of Calcium

Rich Sources of Calcium

Though dairy is one of the best sources of calcium, excessive intake is not recommended.milk drop image by BlooD2oo1 from Fotolia.comCalcium is a mineral that is vital for several bodily functions. In addition to keeping bones and teeth strong and healthy, calcium also aids in the proper...
Improving Outcomes for Diverse Diabetic Populations

Improving Outcomes for Diverse Diabetic Populations

Can pharmacists help patients overcome tremendous barriers to appropriate diabetes care?
The Enterovirus D68 Outbreak: A Public Health Concern

The Enterovirus D68 Outbreak: A Public Health Concern

How much do you know about the recent outbreak of enterovirus D68? In this review, learn the important role of pharmacists in promoting opportunities to prevent and limit the spread of this infection.
Onset of Illegal Use of Drugs Among Pharmacists

Onset of Illegal Use of Drugs Among Pharmacists

The extant literature suggests that no sector of the medical community is immune to the problem of drug abuse.
Medications and Breast-Feeding: Current Concepts

Medications and Breast-Feeding: Current Concepts

What questions need to be answered when evaluating use of medications during lactation?
Source of Vitamin B17

Source of Vitamin B17

B vitamins are some of the most important vitamins needed by the body for nervous system health. All of the essential B vitamins assist the body by promoting energy and overall cell health. B vitamins work best when they are taken together; however, people who have specific health concerns may need
What Effect Can a High Level of Potassium in the Blood Cause?

What Effect Can a High Level of Potassium in the Blood Cause?

Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is classified as an electrolyte. Ninety-eight percent of the body's potassium is intracellular. The mineral can be used to treat high blood pressure and stroke. Excess consumption of potassium can lead to kidney failure.
Levophed Vs. Dopamine

Levophed Vs. Dopamine

Levophed (norepinephrine) is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Adminsitration (FDA) for the treatment of low blood pressure (hypotension) and shock. Dopamine is approved by the FDA to treat oliguria (decreased urine output) and shock.
What Not to Mix With Viagra

What Not to Mix With Viagra

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction (ED) prescriptions are some of the most widely used prescriptions in today's society. They have helped millions of men and women enjoy a more complete and happy life. While Viagra has been tested thoroughly and is a safe drug to take, it can become...
Ibuprofen Side Effects

Ibuprofen Side Effects

Ibuprofen, commonly used to treat pain, inflammation and fever, belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). NSAIDS block the enzyme that makes prostagladins, the chemicals responsible for causing pain, inflammation and fever. As a result, prostagldins levels are lo
Pertussis Treatment

Pertussis Treatment

What are the best recommendations for the diagnosis, containment, and treatment of pertussis from a practical standpoint in an outpatient clinical setting today? Find out what an expert says.
How to Make Your Own Pepper Spray Delivery System

How to Make Your Own Pepper Spray Delivery System

Although you can buy high-pressure canisters of pepper spray at your local department store or on the Internet, homemade delivery systems are just as effective and substantially less expensive. When looking at making your own pepper spray, avoid air pressure-delivery systems. Building on
How to Repair Leather Chairs From Cat Claws

How to Repair Leather Chairs From Cat Claws

Cats living in the home often make incredible roommates, with a few exceptions. Furniture clawing is a natural behavior for cats who simply wish to exercise and stretch muscles while maintaining healthy claws. When you have invested in leather furniture, however, that natural behavior becomes damagi
Management of Stable COPD

Management of Stable COPD

Learn about new guidelines for diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD.
How to Increase Elastin

How to Increase Elastin

Elastin is a critical component of skin. It is a protein that gives the skin elasticity, allowing it to bounce back in place after being stretched out or scrunched from smiling or squinting. Elastin is also prevalent in organs that must contract often, such as the lungs and heart. The main component
Side Effects of Mestinon

Side Effects of Mestinon

Mestinon is the brand name for the medication pyridostigmine, used to treat the muscle disease myasthenia gravis. A cholinesterase inhibitor medication, Mestinon also is sometimes prescribed to counteract effects of muscle relaxants. Several side effects are possible, but most subside within a short
Reactions to Sulpha Drugs

Reactions to Sulpha Drugs

The accidental discovery of sulfanilamide in 1936 by German chemist started a new category of infectious disease-fighting medicines that are classified as sulfa drugs. Sulfa drugs have been very helpful in treating infectious diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia and scarlet fever. However, sulfa d