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Taking Your Medications: Stay Smart, Stay Organized

July 2018

About 30 to 50 percent of those who take medicines at home do not use them as directed, according to the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Smart Reminders for Taking Your Medications

February 2018

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…

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Are Your Medications and Supplements Expired?

February 2018

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…

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Medication Adherence

July 2017

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…

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Generic Drugs vs. Brand-Name Drugs

March 2016

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…

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What Your Pharmacist Should Know About You

February 2016

"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.…

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