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Dosing and Dose Equivalence of Metformin

Dosing and Dose Equivalence of Metformin Initial dose  Titration Maximum dose Metformin (Glucophage) IR Tab 500 mg BID 500 mg Qweek 2550mg/day in 2 or 3 doses Metformin (Glucophage) XR Tab   850 mg QDay 850 mg Qweek 2550mg/day in 2 or 3 doses Metformin (Riomet) IR solution (100mg/mL) 500 mg BID OR   850 […]

UPDATES: April 2013

It’s April again! Which means it’s time for the upcoming National Drug Take Back Day. Learn more about medication safety and find locations where you can dispose of your unused medications at the FDA’s Drug Take Back Site. The FDA recently approved abuse deterrent labeling for reformulated OxyContin… learn more The following new medications have […]

OUR TAKE: April 2013

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced recent changes that will affect the certification requirements of pharmacy technicians. Why The Hospital Wants Pharmacists to Be your Coach…An NPR article that examines the impact of pharmacists in both the community and hospitals on both patients and government health systems. The New York Times examines how pharmacists […]

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IN PICTURES: Labels Can Be Deceiving

IN PICTURES: 3 Common Calorie Culprits

IN PICTURES: Top 5 Med Errors

LABELS CAN BE DECEIVING: 3 Sneaky Claims Made By Food Manufacturers

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! On September 12, 2011, the FDA released new health warning labels for cigarette packages. In addition to the Surgeon General’s warning that smoking during pregnancy could harm your baby, each pack contains graphic images of lung disease and death. But as strict regulations pass for cigarettes concerns are arising […]

UVA AND UVB: What’s The Difference?

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! We’ve all seen it. Those sunscreen commercials that bombard us with information about how they protect you from the heat with their SPF (Sun Protection Factor) levels. Now that summer is here, a commonly asked question from our readers is what’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays? So, […]

Three Common Calorie Culprits That May Be Destroying Your Diet

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! Losing weight is a struggle that almost everybody can relate to. Whether you’re playing hoops in the summer, or hitting the gym in the winter, looking good is a hard job, and you don’t need anything to make it harder. Here are a few common calorie culprits that may […]