The FLU is coming! Big Deal.

2023-03-30T18:48:03+00:00December 29th, 2022|Blog|

THE FLU (influenza virus in all its mutations) has always been here and it will never go away. It is known by various names, yet it remains a common infection – sometimes of the sinuses, the stomach, the joints, and even combinations. This is not to downplay the discomfort or the possibility of disastrous outcomes, [...]


2023-07-19T18:38:33+00:00October 26th, 2022|Blog|

Commonly, a profession is a paid occupation, one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification. Someone talented at a sport, for example, who works diligently at perfecting her skills, is a professional athlete when she gets paid for her playing her sport. Most of us could paint a house, and some paint houses for [...]

Fentanyl Problem – It CAN Be Solved.

2022-09-26T16:53:38+00:00September 26th, 2022|Blog|

"Scott Raymond Adams is an American author and cartoonist. He is the creator of the syndicated Dilbert comic strip, and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business.” (Wikipedia). I listen to his blogs - and I’ve read several of his books. He’s entertaining and informative. In recent podcasts, Scott has been discussing [...]

Beating Death?

2022-01-03T21:52:42+00:00January 15th, 2022|Blog|

Scott was 85 years old when he died. He had been diagnosed with cancer and had just recently begun treatment. His health rapidly declined and he was removed from life support and allowed to die, about 60 days after his diagnosis. Many factors surround Scott's death, but one has my attention - the fact that [...]

Compounders on the Defense – AGAIN.

2022-09-26T17:00:09+00:00August 25th, 2020|Blog|

The Medscape* headline reads,“‘GROWING CONCERN’; INCORRECT DOSES OF COMPOUNDED LEVOTHYROXINE.” Levothyroxine is also known as T4 (Trade Name is Synthroid), used in treating thyroid issues. Liothyronine is T3 (Trade Name is Cytomel). How did the authors study the “Compounded Levothyroxine” products? "Among the 12 samples, including six from pharmacies and six from student pharmacists, the [...]

Burning Eyes at Public Swimming Pools

2020-08-05T20:14:26+00:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|

Dr. Michael Beach is the Associate Director of the CDC’s Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases. He has stated, “Chlorine binds with all the things it’s trying to kill from your bodies, and it forms these chemical irritants. That’s what’s stinging your eyes, the chlorine binding to urine and sweat.” This [...]


2022-01-04T19:46:12+00:00July 21st, 2020|Blog|

I overheard a customer talking to one of our staff this morning. He mentioned that he was having both knees replaced later this summer and that his surgeon recommended he take an iron supplement. This is a DANGEROUS suggestion. One of my friends, a pharmacist, followed that advice and ended up in the ER twice [...]

Sleep and Z-Drugs

2020-02-19T19:55:23+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Zzzzz Remember sleeping through the night? Not lately? If you’re lying awake night after night, unable to sleep, you may want to talk to your health care provider about it. He or she may prescribe insomnia medicines such as eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist)—sometimes known as “Z-drugs”—to help [...]

GERD in Newborn Infants

2020-02-25T17:56:39+00:00March 1st, 2020|Blog|

My 6-week old grandson has been struggling with a severe case of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) that actually landed him in a local hospital for six days. What was once thought to be pyloric stenosis or an anatomical obstruction of some sort, ended up being diagnosed by a pediatric GI specialist, as a powerfully projectile [...]

Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops

2020-02-17T22:24:28+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|

Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops to Slow Myopic Progression in Children Low-dose atropine (0.01%) is being prescribed to slow the development of nearsightedness (myopia) in children (children from 5 to 15 years of age). Initial research papers about the treatment focused primarily on children of Asian heritage. It wasn't long before children of other nationalities have [...]

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