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A senior person opening a daily pill organizer
February 2018
Smart Reminders for Taking Your Medications

One of the most important things you can do to take care of yourself is to take your doctor's advice and take your medicine as prescribed. This is sometimes easier…

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A senior woman reading label on prescription medicine box
February 2018
Are Your Medications and Supplements Expired?

Expired medications can be less effective or even risky due to a change in chemical composition or a decrease in strength. Also, certain expired medications are at risk of bacterial…

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A person pouring out pills onto his hands
July 2017
Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is generally defined as the extent to which a person takes medications as prescribed by their doctors. This involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take…

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Close up of prescription pill bottle
March 2016
Generic Drugs vs. Brand-Name Drugs

Are Generic Drugs as Effective as Brand-Name Drugs? A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it…

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A pharmacist consoling a senior customer
February 2016
What Your Pharmacist Should Know About You

"Help your pharmacist to know you and understand any limitations to your care," says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mary E. Kremzner, Pharm.D., M.P.H. "Pharmacists really want to help…

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A doctor consulting with a patient
January 2016
3 Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Starting a New Medication

When it comes to starting a new drug, it’s normal to have questions— and your doctor expects it. "Patients worry their questions might be interpreted as second-guessing,” says Orly Avitzur,…

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