Do you know if you are taking a name brand or generic drug? Do you know how to pronounce the name. Our Uconn student, Rayhan Shaikh, found this handy website with a chart on popular medications. Click here for the link.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Click here for a link to a location near you. Drop off locations.
If you live locally, the Simsbury Police Department has a permanent drop box in their station. Medication Drop Box
Tomorrow night, Saturday, April 21st, is Pink in the Park Night at New Britain Staduim. A portion of the proceeds benefit the CT Breast Health Initiative.
This event is being sponsored by Rx HealthMart. We have vouchers on our counter for 4 complimentary tickets that can be shown at the box office that evening.
A pharmacist is an important medical worker who aids physicians, dentists and veterinarians by dispensing appropriate medications to patients. Some pharmacists may also specialize in pharmaceutical research, or in marketing and sales of particular medications for a company. Many in this field work in drug, department or retail store settings, and many more work in hospital settings. They are specialists in their knowledge of medications, and must always be furthering their education in this area since new medications are developed all the time.
For the full article written by our Uconn student inter Rayhan Shaikh, Click here, What a does a Pharmacist do?.
Here are some questions to ask your pharmacist.
Does this medication require special storage conditions (for example, room temperature or refrigeration)?
How many times a day should it be given? Should it be given with food? Without food?
Should my child avoid certain foods (such as dairy products) when taking this medication?
Are there special side effects that I should look for? What should I do if I notice any of these side effects?
Should I take special precautions, such as avoiding exposure to sunlight, when taking this medication?
What should I do if I skip a dose?
Is it OK to cut pills in half or crush them to mix into foods?
We just got a new display of Castine Candle, handcrafted in Maine. Styles include:
Castine, Maine is one of the oldest communities in North America. It has been occupied continuously since the early 1600s as the site of numerous trading posts, forts, missions and permanent settlements of France, Holland, England and colonial America. Before 1613, and during the course of its long history, Castine has also been home to several nations of Native Americans.
At Castine Candle Company, we are proud to carry the name of this historic community. We are also proud of the Maine craftsmanship that goes into each handmade candle. We use only the finest fragrances, lead-free wicks and the premium waxes.
Castine Candle Company is family-owned and operated. We have invested in research, product redesign, and superior ingredients to bring the highest quality candle to you and your family of customers. We do so with a commitment to customer satisfaction and a promise to hand pour every candle we make.
Candles...as a source of light for so many years. Today a scent to fill your home with a remembrance of Maine and a reminder of family. Breathe, exhale, relax and experience the Castine candle Company difference.
Although its value is often underestimated, practicing good oral hygiene is a fundamental component of overall health. Individuals with poor oral hygiene are at an increased risk of developing various oral health problems. Improper oral hygiene is the direct cause of dental caries, periodontal disease, halitosis and discomfort for those with dentures.
Read the full article from the Pharmacy Times here.
Granby Pharmacy is now a participating Durable Medical Equipment Medical Supply Dealer for the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program .
If you have a Connect Card or Charter Oak card you qualify for this program and can now receive DME services from Granby Pharmacy
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We now carry Therall Premium Arthritis Line. Therall premium arthritis products help relieve arthritis symptoms, such as pain and inflammation, while maintaining an active lifestyle.
I am currently a 6th year pharmacy student, enjoying my rotations and trying to learn as much as possible from my preceptors/sites. I got interested in pharmacy my last year in high school when I was able to conduct research with a radiopharmacist at UCONN Health Center. From that point on I started learning more about pharmacy and the aspect of patient care. This was really appealing to me because not only would I get to meet new people and make connections with them, but I would also be able to help with their medication issues.
In my free time I really like to stay active. If I'm not hitting the books, I'm either at the gym working out, training for basketball and half marathons, relaxing with family and friends, or planning hiking/road trips with my friends.
To obtain a pharmacy position that allows me to be myself and really allows me to connect with my patients. I believe connecting with patients will only strengthen our profession in the long run and will also help our profession and business expand