Each pain type, severity, and unique patient condition requires a specialized approach whereby all options are explored before an opioid is deemed necessary. This methodology will help patients achieve primary relief and preserved functionality without putting them at unnecessary risk. The right pharmacy partner will make the difference as pharmacists, those specially trained in pharmacology are often the missing link and an obvious vital resource for doctors struggling to deliver solutions. It takes time, patience, and expertise to get it right, but the cost of cutting corners is already evident.Read More
This month's featured Bloger: Suzy Cohen, "America’s Pharmacist"
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One time a man walked up to me at one of my book signings and said, “Suzy, your energy and vibrancy is remarkable… I should bottle you up and make you into a supplement!”
Hearing his words made me laugh… and really think about how I could improve my mission to heal others with the knowledge I gained from my profession and personal life.
As an author and syndicated columnist, I have spent years researching disorders and making people feeling better. I was used to television appearances, having appeared on The Dr. OZ Show 6 times within 3 years. Today I am 52 years old, I’m a mom to 3 adult children, a wife, and a health blogger.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:51:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:34:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
Taken by themselves, each state has relatively common solutions. Dependency would entail a managed withdrawal and introduction of effective medicinal alternatives. Addiction would require rehabilitation. However, dependence and addiction often exist at the same time. Most patients who are opioid dependent are also addicted, which is a much more difficult situation to solve.
Monday, June 25, 2018 6:42:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Although it's impossible to escape news of the opioid epidemic, we haven't heard the whole story. At Progressive Care, I've met patients from all walks of life and witnessed firsthand the caustic consequences of opioid misuse and abuse. The opioid epidemic is a deeply emotional and complicated issue. In this three-part series, we'll explore the causes, obstacles, and solutions to the over-prescribing of opioid medications.Read More
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:15:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
It is clear that adherence is one of the most important keys to driving down health care costs and improving health outcomes. Adherence means taking a medication as prescribed consistently: right medication, at the right dose, and at the right time. According to a study by Mayo Clinic, 50% of patients are non-adherent which means that for 50% of patients on a chronic condition medication, doses are missed, taken improperly or not taken at all. Non-adherence costs the U.S. 2.3% of GDP or $290 Billion.Read More
Friday, January 5, 2018 2:29:39 PM America/Los_Angeles
The only real way to address sleep issues is to find out why it’s occurring in the first place. Don’t take sleeping pills to knock yourself out, instead consider the impediments to sleeping like a baby and fix ‘em! Right now I’ll go through some overlooked causes for why you don’t sleep like a baby (when you could!)Read More
Friday, January 5, 2018 2:16:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Do you know how many New Year’s resolutions people succeed at keeping? Practically none. A whopping 8 percent follow through, but we don’t actually know that they stick to their resolutions throughout the year.Read More
Friday, January 5, 2018 2:07:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of my favorite things to do is make notes of weird, bizarre, and otherwise nutso health headlines that make the news throughout the year. Believe it or not, there is some truth to some of them! (Definitely not all, but some.) Here were a few that caught my attention in 2017:Read More