June 2011 Women's Health

Menopause: A Stepwise Approach to Relief

June 15, 2011

Patient Education

The intensity, duration, and type of symptoms a women experiences during menopause depends on a variety of factors. Pharmacists are in a position to identify appropriate strategies to reduce or manage the most bothersome symptoms.

Natural Products on Deck: Keeping Joints in the Game

June 15, 2011

Pharmacist to Pharmacist

Many patients with osteoarthritis (OA) turn to complementary and alternative medicine, either as an adjunct to prescription therapy or to avoid side effects associated with prescription drugs. As medication experts, pharmacists can counsel patients on the potential risks a benefits of supplements marketed for OA.

Weight Management: Risks, Goals, and Strategies

June 13, 2011

Feature Focus

From sedentary desk jobs to antipsychotics, the causes of weight gain are unique to each patient. Working together, pharmacists and patients can create a tailored weight loss plan that addresses individual goals and challenges.

An Overview of Opioids

June 13, 2011

Rx Focus

As the health care community renews its focus on safe opioids prescribing practices, pharmacists have a pivotal role to play in managing this critical therapy for chronic pain.

Old Drugs Are New Again

June 13, 2011

Rx Focus

Unique formulations, new indications, and the 'rediscovery' of already approved drugs are just a few of the innovations pharmacists can expect as drug makers revitalize their product portfolios.