Locked Medicine Cabinets

Why is it a good idea to have a locking medication cabinet to store your medications? To reduce access and avoid accidental poisonings. A majority of kids get access to prescription drugs for misuse or abuse from their own home, a relative’s home or a friend’s home. Install the locking cabinet on a closet or wall out of Read more about Locked Medicine Cabinets[…]

Medication Storage

As a pharmacist, I am often asked regarding proper medication storage. Most medications that do not require refrigeration should be stored at controlled room temperatures- in a cool dry place. However, when I ask people–“where do you store your medications?” The answer invariably is the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. If you think about the Read more about Medication Storage[…]

“Gray Death” A Deadly Cocktail

“Gray Death” A Deadly Cocktail Author: Linda Law MD For less than $20, you can buy a cocktail—one that includes an elephant tranquilizer and has a good chance of killing you.  Sound sensational? “Gray Death” is one of the newer players in the opioid epidemic and its use has led to several deaths. The opioid Read more about “Gray Death” A Deadly Cocktail[…]

What is K2?

Author: Ashley Haynes, MD K2 is one of many names for a group of drugs called synthetic cannabinoids.  They are often referred to as “synthetic marijuana” or “fake weed”.  These drugs are different from marijuana, however, because they are not natural plant material, but man-made chemicals.  They act on similar areas of the brain as Read more about What is K2?[…]

What Are Bath Salts?

Author: Ashley Haynes, MD “Bath Salts” are the common name for a group of drugs called “synthetic cathinones”.  These drugs are very similar to amphetamines.  Natural cathinone is found in the plant khat, which is not legal to import to the US. Other common names include Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, Flakka, but hundreds Read more about What Are Bath Salts?[…]

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