Flu vs COVID-19

Flu vs COVID-19

  Coexistence of the two Viruses It is not yet known how the two respiratory illnesses will coexist.  In the US, influenza season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February.  The seasonality of COVID-10 remains to be determined....

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New HealthDirect Pharmacy Location: Ozark, Missouri

New HealthDirect Pharmacy Location: Ozark, Missouri

Our family of pharmacies is growing!  The long-term care division of Family Pharmacy of Ozark, Missouri is now part of the HealthDirect pharmacy family.  The Ozark, MO pharmacy team has a stellar reputation for dedication, responsiveness and outstanding...

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Use of Anxiolytics in LTC

Use of Anxiolytics in LTC

Considerations Regarding the use of Long-Acting Anxiolytics Beers list warns that older adults have increased sensitivity to benzodiazepines and decreased metabolism of long-acting agents; in general, all benzodiazepines increase risk of cognitive impairment,...

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Medication Classes that Increase Sun Sensitivity

Medication Classes that Increase Sun Sensitivity

It’s Summertime! Below shares information on medication classes that increase sun sensitivity.  The examples listed are not an all-inclusive list, we have include those most commonly utilized in LTC in each class. ACE Inhibitors  Benazepril Captopril...

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Baqsimi Glucagon Nasal Powder 3mg

Baqsimi Glucagon Nasal Powder 3mg

Indication and Description BAQSIMI™ is indicated for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes ages 4 years and above.  BAQSIMI contains glucagon, an antihypoglycemic agent used to treat severe hypoglycemia.   Dosage in Adults and...

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Key Points to Know About Cannabidiol, or “CBD”

Key Points to Know About Cannabidiol, or “CBD”

Cannabidiol, or "CBD" What is Cannabidiol? Cannabidiol, also known as “CBD,” is becoming more and more popular in the US.  Cannabidiol is a chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as hemp. CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant,...

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Steps to Using an Inhaler Properly

Steps to Using an Inhaler Properly

Proper Use of Inhalers Delivery of drugs via inhalation is an integral component in the treatment and management of patients with COPD and Asthma. As few as one-half to one-third of patients who are prescribed inhalers are using them correctly. Improper use of...

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Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Pharmacy Change During a Pandemic Business is certainly not “as usual” in any industry, especially long-term and supported care.  Staffing needs are being evaluated and altered almost daily, vendor/visitor/admission protocols are following-suit, and what used to...

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Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine, and COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine, and COVID-19

The Search for a Treatment of Coronavirus  Currently, there are no FDA approved drugs specifically for the treatment of COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and Chloroquine Phosphate have shown activity in laboratory studies against coronaviruses, including...

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