Medications

Migraine management: role of the pharmacist

Mark Percifield, PharmD: Jennifer, what would you describe as some of the pharmacist’s key roles in migraine treatment? Jennifer L. Mazan, PharmD: When a patient comes to see a pharmacist about a migraine, it is important to ask lots of questions first, to know what is going on with the …

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For low-income patients, providing home health care

When Fernando Gallegos arrived at his patient’s – a delivery of medication and a standard check-in – he found the man frantic. Her patient had accidentally overturned her pill containers, spilling their contents on the floor. Legally blind and barely able to see colors and shapes, he had been unable …

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Signs of an opioid overdose and how to help it

An opioid overdose can happen when a person takes too high a dose, mixes opioids with other substances, or takes opioids that a doctor has prescribed for someone else. An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention because it can be fatal. Anyone who suffers or witnesses an overdose should call …

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce risk of virus death

The study was led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE. Statins are generally prescribed to help lower blood cholesterol levels by blocking liver enzymes responsible for the production of cholesterol. The Centers for Disease …

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Maine lawmakers must stand up to Big Pharma

About 9,000 Mainers receive the horrific news each year that they have some form of cancer. In 2016, one of those Mainers was a young woman from Limestone, who learned she had breast cancer. About 9,000 Mainers receive the horrific news each year that they have some form of cancer. …

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