Piller of the Community

The Case of the Missed Dose
Monday, October 17, 2016
Even though I’m a pharmacist, I’m just as capable of making a dosing error on myself as anybody else.
How Some Develop a Taste for Meth
Friday, September 30, 2016
I ran into an old friend at a party the other day. I’d known him since he was about 6 and he’s now in his mid-20s. For some reason, the kid had taken a shine to me.
Dispensing Clean Needles to Injectable Drug Users
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The great debate of whether pharmacies should dispense clean needles and syringes to injectable drug users has resurfaced. Although some critics view it as pure evil, I find it purely necessary. When patients come in for the needles, I gladly sell them.
Waiting to Conduct Research on Cannabis
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
6630507 isn’t a phone number. It’s the federal government’s patent application registration for cannabis sativa to be used as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant.
Beautifully Damaged Like Jared Leto’s Joker
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Joker's level of psychosis isn’t beyond what’s seen today. I should know because I was there once.
Age Discrimination in Medical Cannabis Access
Thursday, August 4, 2016
When a patient comes into my pharmacy, a medical condition is treated based on need, not age.
Finding Solace in Common Threads
Friday, July 29, 2016
Although it still hurt to lose Dutch Treitz, the North Pocono region hasn't seen a send-off like his in a long time.
Slowly Saying Goodbye to a Good Friend
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
For what it’s worth, I’ve dreaded writing this for about 2 years.
Keep Calm and Stretch On
Thursday, June 23, 2016
I’ve come to the sad realization that my running career is over.
A Musical Homecoming
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A few months ago, I spotted a post from my old high school announcing a tribute concert for my former band director.
Proving Society Wrong, Gattaca-Style
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Ever since I first saw the 1997 film Gattaca, it’s stuck with me.
Protecting the Oath of a Pharmacist
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Pharmacists are one of the world's most trustworthy professionals, and it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly.
The Public Stigma of Medical Cannabis
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
As progressive as Pennsylvania’s cities are, the rural areas remain staunchly conservative, and the stigma of “marijuana” is as prevalent as its smoke.
Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues
Thursday, May 12, 2016
I saw a sign today. It was in my psychiatrist’s office, and it told me that May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Bringing Drug Addiction to Light
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Some feel that the subject of drug addiction should be reserved for the family closet next to the other skeletons, while others choose to wear it on their forehead.
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

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