Safe medication

Do you know enough about your medication?

Mary Poppins tunefully suggested that “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…” but unfortunately the cure can sometimes be worse than the disease itself.  It is estimated that 3 to 5% of hospital admissions in the USA are … Continue reading

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Mixing alcohol and medicines: harmful interactions

Medicines have many ingredients and the effect of mixing these with alcohol can have serious consequences. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) article

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Regularly review your chronic medication

Today’s medications are more complex and powerful than ever before. Take this opportunity to improve your health by reviewing your chronic medication every four to six months. The Washington Post: Reviewing your drug regimen regularly may provide chances to improve your … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: Use them wisely

By Ian Wiseman Since penicillin was introduced in the 1940s, antibiotics have saved millions of lives. But their frequent use, often for conditions or infections that aren’t caused by bacteria has caused problems. This has given rise to bacteria that … Continue reading

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