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Clinician’s Corner: Penicillins

Penicillins have a most interesting history. We are familiar with the story of Sir Alexander Fleming discovering that moldy bread had produced a substance that killed off bacteria, which became known as penicillin. I am amazed to read the stories of how the United States “ramped up” the manufacturing...

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Clinician’s Corner: Antibiotics

Let’s begin our discussion about antibiotics.  Since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in the 1930’s resistance has always been a problem. Protecting those antibiotics from unnecessary use is best for all of us! Anti-infective stewardship is a must! Antibiotics are the only drug where use in one patient can impact...

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Clinician’s Corner: Migraine Prevention

Ben Franklin said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and this is so true in migraine headache treatment.  Prevention migraine can be a challenge, and this unit covers the older and less expensive drugs used to prevent migraine headaches.  The newest prevention drugs we covered...

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Thompson was ‘rare individual,’ impactful businessman

The Altoona area business community lost one of its leaders with the passing of Bill Thompson. William D. Thompson Jr., 81, Hollidaysburg, died Monday at his home. Thompson founded Thompson Pharmacy in 1965 when he bought Meek Drug Store in Juniata from Daniel Meek. Over the years, Thompson Pharmacy...

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