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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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3 Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Starting a New Medication

January 2016

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…

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Got Questions? Ask Your Pharmacist

December 2014

It's important to understand the medicines your doctor prescribes for you. To be sure you have all of the information you need, ask your pharmacist…

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