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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin Bootcamp

Last week we covered the regulation of vitamins, this week as we continue “Vitamin Bootcamp” we will do an overview of these amazing compounds that sit out front on the shelves of Thompson Pharmacy. The first question we will answer is “what does a vitamin do?” Vitamins in general...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamins

For the next couple of months, we will journey through our vitamin aisle at Thompson Pharmacy.  We pharmacists have a high level of expertise with vitamins. I’ll be providing you with the therapeutic uses of each vitamins, as well as uses for vitamins as therapeutic agents.  We will also...

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Clinician’s Corner: SERMs

As we move through the month of October, we are discussing women’s health issues.  The first three units we discussed breast cancer. Last week we discussed raloxifene and tamoxifen, which are SERMS (selective estrogen receptor modifiers).  Estrogen receptors are present throughout the body. SERMs can block or stimulate various...

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Clinician’s Corner: BEDBUGS

BEDBUGS (Cimex lectularius) are wingless insects about the size of an apple seed that feed on warm blooded animals. Bedbugs become active at night and hide during the day. Bedbugs are associated with unsanitary conditions but may be found in the cleanest of homes, hotels, or other buildings and...

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