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Clinician’s Corner: Breast Cancer Basics

With October being breast cancer awareness month, lets focus on our female patients, and provide them with sound, clinical information concerning breast cancer. Breast cancer is most common cancer in women, causing more deaths than any malignancy other than lung cancer. The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer in...

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ANTIHISTAMINES: Specific Patient Consulting Points

Last week we discussed the role of antihistamines in the treatment of seasonal allergies, and delineated the three generations of antihistamines. Since everything we do as independent pharmacists revolves around patient care, let’s discuss counseling points to share with each patient that utilizes our expertise. SPECIFIC PATIENT COUNSELING POINTS...

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The Use of Antihistamines

Last week we discussed the abundance of ragweed and its associated effects. This week we will discuss the use of antihistamines, of the first generation. Many of us “seasoned” pharmacists remember when these drugs were moved from behind the counter to OTC status. Although safe and effective, pharmacist expertise...

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RX treatment of Headlice

Last week we covered the OTC options for Head Lice Control. Although safe and effective, resistance is becoming a problem and sometimes the need to bring out the “big guns” to take care of those pesky bugs. This week the American Chemical Society reported that depending on location parents...

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Thompson Pharmacy MedSync Now Available!

Medication synchronization involves a Thompson Pharmacy pharmacist looking at a patient’s medications and then syncing them all up for pick-up on a single, convenient day each month. It also creates an opportunity for pharmacists to provide a monthly check-in call before the patient comes in, and medication therapy management...

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View the September 2015 Flyer

CLICK HERE to download and print the September 2015 flyer. Below are just a few of the great deals in the Thompson Pharmacy September flyer! 20% OFF All Penguin, PSU, Pirates, & Steelers Merchandise! NEW Boot Sock Styles by Simply Noelle – Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! $12.99-$14.99 Value End Of Summer...

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Doc develops sports nutrition drink for everyone

Altoona, Blair County, Pa. It’s a new beverage he developed and he says,  it has everything you need. Dr. Frederick  Murphy’s major job is treating  arthritis and related diseases, but he also used  his medical and scientific knowledge to develop a formula for a new all-around sports and nutrition...

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Clinician’s Corner – Lice OTC

Last week we covered the topic of head lice, and patient consultation points. This week let’s discuss the OTC recommendations we can use for the treatment of head lice. Here are the directions, and counseling points to share with those “slightly” upset caregivers. Help educate parents and schools that...

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