Join us for the final presentation in the Drugs and Access parent information series in McKinney Texas on October 25th https://drugsandaccess-inspirra.eventbrite.com
Here is a link to the HHS live-stream event on the opioid crisis. The Collin County Substance Abuse Coalition was featured in the video montage as one of the groups who hosted a post stream discussion on community engagement.
School has restarted and our series Drugs and Access continues in Allen, Texas! Join us to discuss how drugs impact the adolescent brain and where and how kids get access to drugs of abuse. https://goo.gl/Rpb6kd
We continue our series in Frisco, Texas! Come and learn about designer or synthetic drugs, social media and internet pharmacies and how they provide access to drugs of abuse. https://series2drugsandaccess.eventbrite.com/
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling prior to travel to reduce travel-related illness in children. Read the article for more information! https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/travelrelated-infection-in-children-pretravel-counseling-to-reduce-morbidity
Join us in Plano, Texas to discuss current trends with substance misuse in adolescents and how to effectively communicate with them regarding drugs of abuse. http://conta.cc/2mKUlC6
Inspirra Healthcare and Workforce Alpha teamed up recently to develop an App to bring Naloxone rescue kits to opioid overdose victims faster to save lives through an FDA challenge! There were many talented and passionate teams competing to solve the issue of opioid overdose deaths, which has been on the rise since 2014 in the US. Read more about Inspirra Healthcare and Workforce Alpha Team Up to Create Naloxone Rescue App[…]
Check out the article in US Pharmacist Publication! https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/lethal-high-acetyl-fentanyl
As I mentioned previously, dietary supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and there are no strict labeling standards. In addition, there are hundreds of brands available for any given category . So how do you choose a supplement that is safe, free of contaminants and has the ingredients the label indicates?
First, discuss any supplement needs with your healthcare provider and pharmacist. They can best guide you regarding the need for any supplement and monitor for any side effects or interactions with your current medications. Ask for their suggestions on brands they trust and would recommend. They have years of experience and their own expertise on which brands are safe and effective.
According to the National Institutes of Health- Office of Dietary Supplements, Americans spent over $36 billion on dietary supplements in 2014.
The 2015 Council for Responsible Nutrition survey, states 68% of US adults take a “dietary supplement” and 85% are confident about the safety, quality and effectiveness of “vitamins and minerals”.
However, dietary supplements are NOT regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means the manufacturers are responsible for labeling, quality, and safety standards. Why is this a concern?