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  1. October 18, 2023

    Remember the techs!

    The good folks at Pharmacy Times would like you to remember to sing a little for the unsung heroes of pharmacy — we're talking, of course, about pharmacy technicians. 

    PT shares some of the best quotes from pharmacists an technicians about the role they play. Check it out!

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  2. October 18, 2023

    Itchy, Scratchy, and bad sleep

    Got patients with skin conditions? You might ask them how they’re sleeping. A new study found that itching and burning didn’t just keep people from falling asleep, it also reduced the quality of that sleep.

    ‘[P]atients with skin disease experienced a feeling of fatigue more often upon waking up; periods of drowsiness during the day; tingling sensations in the eyes; and repeated yawning.’

    So they might not realize the connection between being tired the next day and the fact that their skin condition is affecting them while they sleep.

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  3. October 06, 2023

    IV nutrient therapy picks up where a normal diet leaves off

    Ever wonder why we can’t just get all our nutrients from the foods we eat?

    Unfortunately, the typical American diet is known for its excess sugars, saturated fat and sodium, while having a deficiency in the recommended fruits, vegetables, dairy and healthy oils (1). It’s referred to by dieticians and nutritionists as the Standard American Diet (this is often abbreviated as SAD, a fitting acronym).

    With our busy lifestyles, it is all too easy to reach for processed and fast food to fuel our bodies, which may leave us depleted of essential nutrients. But even if we have a perfect diet, that still doesn’t mean that our bodies can absorb all the necessary nutrients from our food due to poor digestion issues.  

    When we eat food, our bodies break it down into nutrients like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These nutrients are then absorbed from our gut into the bloodstream, where they are circulated throughout our bodies. The prevalence of digestive issues

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  4. October 04, 2023

    Three threats that may impede patient access to compounded medications

    If you prescribe compounded medications, you’ll want to be aware of current threats to patient access to those drugs. Here’s the skinny – and what you can do to push back against regulatory overreach, bad science, and general misinformation about compounded therapies.

     

    Compounded hormones: The threat continues

    Since announcing in 2020 that it would base its next steps on compounded hormones in part on a

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