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Benzodiazepine Dangers and Lies

You know how you can warn a kid not to touch a hot stove, but he’ll do it because he has to learn “hot” for himself?   It’s the same with some medications. Despite numerous warnings about the risks associated with certain long-term prescription drug use, people still use them for months and even years! The […]

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Pharmacists Don’t Just Lick, Stick and Pour

When I worked in retail pharmacies, one of the most common questions I had was, “What side effects will this drug cause?”   Another popular question was “How long will it take for this pill to work?” I remember some of my favorite customers, especially the funny ones or those who gifted me with flowers, hand-made […]

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New Drugs 2016 Help Epilepsy, Dry Eyes and Hallucinations

Dear Readers, What an incredible year for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2016, many new and useful medications received FDA approval. My articles are syndicated worldwide, but I’m only listing English drug names so please ask your local pharmacist to translate the medication name as it is known in your country. Happy New Year everyone! Love, […]

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Are You Taking a Medication that Causes Anxiety?

You wake up at 4 am feeling tired, but wired and you keep twirling some person or event in your head, never going back to sleep. 

 Something bad is going to happen today and you just know it! 

One minute you feel like crying, the next minute you want to scream… over pretty much […]

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New Medications to Help with Chin Fat, Libido and Mood

Dear Readers, It was a strong year for Big Pharma in 2015, with many new interesting medications hitting the shelves. My articles are syndicated worldwide, but I’m only listing English drug names so please ask your local pharmacist to translate. Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid)- This is the “double chin” drug because once injected it acts like […]

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Why Your Hair is Falling Out and How to Fix It

I went to my favorite make up store Sephora and took note of several women buying expensive hair serums and shampoos to deal with hair loss. I didn’t want to be off-putting and approach them with better suggestions, so I writing today’s article instead. 

Save your money good grief! Most of those ingredients listed on […]

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How to Relieve Joint Pain Without Ibuprofen

Many people have aches and pains that require ibuprofen and no one would begrudge you for taking this pill for an acute migraine or severe pre-menstrual cramps. I’ve been asked if I believe in ibuprofen and I do, but only for occasional use. I’ve even recommended a 200mg tablet of ibuprofen be taken along with […]

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What To Do for Dry Eyes & Blurry Vision

Gritty, scratchy, irritated, burning eyes, excess watering and/or blurred vision are all symptoms of dry eyes. Today I’m outlining some causes (including some weird causes) as well as simple, affordable solutions. Blinking your eyes allows a complex mixture of oil, water, and mucous (kind of like tears) to bathe the surface of your eye. These […]

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Taking Statins? Beware!

Sometimes blind faith leads to a disaster, sometimes a miracle. Where will you end up? If you’re one of the millions of people diagnosed with high cholesterol, you will more than likely be given a prescription “statin” pill. It’s easier to take a statin, truly I get it, it’s hard to control diet and to […]

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Why Some “Gold Standard” Medications Scare Me

Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications. Why don’t you recommend more of our gold standard pharmaceuticals which are FDA approved, unlike nutritional supplements? –JK, Gainesville, Florida   Click to […]

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