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Inspirra Healthcare and Workforce Alpha Team Up to Create Naloxone Rescue App

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[…]

How to Choose a Supplement?

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.

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Dietary Supplements : What is the Concern?

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?

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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 temperature Read more about Medication Storage[…]