Maryland Prescription Abuse Predicted to Grow Without Legislation

WASHINGTON - By October 2009, the Maryland State Board of Physicians had heard numerous complaints from pharmacists across the state about abusive prescription practices. So news that came late that month about Dr. Nicola Tauraso...

“Map the Meal Gap” Displays Alarming Disparities in Hunger Across the Nation

As joblessness and poverty continue to hit Americans hard, nearly 8.4 million families across the country are hungry, according to a recent report by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The “Map...

Ask Your Pharmacist–7

Q. Not long ago, my doctor prescribed a new thyroid medicine, and since then, my hair has started falling out. What’s happening to me? A. It is not uncommon for some medication to affect your...

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Lupus in 50 YearsBut Effectiveness on Blacks Questioned

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced their approval of a drug that targets the symptoms of lupus, marking the newest development in treatment of the disease in over 50 years. According to the...

Ask Your Pharmacist–6

Often—actually, far too often—patients come in at the last minute to fill a prescription that has no more refills left, which means their pharmacist needs to contact the doctor’s office to authorize additional refills....

Debate Continues over Bone Marrow Compensation

The Institute for Justice, a civil liberties law firm, continues their fight to lift the ban against compensating bone marrow donors amid a heated debate on the issue. The firm appeared in court on Feb....

Howard County Pilots Easier, Web-based Health Insurance Application

WASHINGTON - Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended a health care conference in Phoenix three years ago to learn more about improving coverage options for his constituents, a trip that ended up yielding an...

Ask Your Pharmacist-5

Everybody wants to save money, particularly me. I’ve been known to squeeze a dollar so tight the eagle grins. Some folks are particularly good at saving at the grocery store through coupons. Legendary are...

N.Y. Black Anti-Abortion Billboard Removed

A contentious anti-abortion billboard in Manhattan that linked Blacks to excessive abortions was removed by an outdoor advertising firm Feb. 25, CBS News reported. The ad, created by pro-life nonprofit organization Life Always, showed a...

First Lady’s Vacation Meal Sparks Controversy

Radio host Rush Limbaugh recently took to the air waves to criticize first lady Michelle Obama’s eating habits. According to a report by Vail Daily, the First Lady dined on a pickled pumpkin salad,...

Hungry? Road Kill Becoming Dinner for Some

It’s dead, it used to be furry and it’s finding its way onto some Americans’ dinner plates. Though consuming road kill may seem like a surefire way to induce nausea among most individuals, some people...

Ask Your Pharmacist-4

It’s time for us to have a little chat about how to take your medicine properly. I know that sounds simple, but too often I have patients who come to me who are taking...
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