Thursday, October 24, 2013

Interesting Poem for Pharmacy Students- Studying Pharmacy by Rita El Khoury

Studyin' pharmacy ain't easy, I've been told
By many people, some young and some old...
Well, let me tell you, I'm not a 'nerd'
So take off your lips this ugly word.

Pharmacy ain't as hard as you suppose
You just need a very curious nose,
A pair of working eyes, but one is enough
Two ears, coz with one you may find it tough,
A sportive tongue ready to pronounce
All the weird names, titles and nouns,
A bit of free space in your brains
And, for the hard days, some chains;
An ability to memorize a lot and a lot
Whether you actually understand or not,
The skill to never object or complain
When a teacher chooses not to explain,
A mouth that shuts up when you're told to,
One working hand, better if you got two,
The faculty of studying 20 pages per hour
The power to feel clean without a shower
And to stay awake without having slept too
(Because you might not find time to).

That's the indispensible equipment
You might thrown in, if you want,
Some scientifical knowledge and some intelligence.
Add to these opitonals a lot of patience
To manage busy secretaries, absent educators,
Curious patients and arrogant know-it-all doctors.

That's about it, but you could use
A pair of nice pants and trendy shoes.

This poem was written by Rita El Khoury from Beirut and first appeared on

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Guest Post: The Most Prescribed Medications in the USA

The pharmaceutical industry has revolutionized the way we treat our health. There was a time that when people had pain, they didn’t have a little pill that eased it. And there was a time that when you had an infection,death was very likely. Today, 70% of Americans take at least one type of prescription drug, while 50% take at least two. There are pills to control diabetes, treat depression, decrease your risk of heart disease, and something for most every ailment possible.

most prescribed medicine in the USA guest post

Here are the most prescribed medications in the USA:

For people with moderate to severe pain, hydrocodone is often recommended by healthcare professionals.

Generic Syhnthroid
Synthroid is a prescription drug that restores the balance of your thyroid hormone by swapping the hormone that the body already naturally makes.

Generic Prilosec
Prilosec, also known as Omeprazole, is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastritis. It is usually combined with antibiotics like amoxicillin and clarithromycin to treat these gastric issues.

As the leading antibiotic, amoxicillin treats bacterial infections, lyme disease, pneumonia, urinary-tract infections, chlamydia, Salmonella and other infections. Some people develop bad reactions to the drug, often resulting in a large rash, yes it is frequently known as the most prescribed antibiotic.

High blood pressure is one of the most common health problems for Americans. Sometimes, this is caused by genetics or it is linked to other health issues, such as obesity.

Azithromycin is another antibiotic, used to treat a few bacterial infections, such as sexually transmitted diseases, bronchitis, pneumonia and infections of the lungs, sinuses, throat, ears and reproductive organs.

When your body retains too much fluid, it can cause a myriad of health issues, including heart disease and high blood pressure.

Regardless of how healthy you try to be through diet and exercise, there may come a time when you need a prescription drug, whether it’s because of genetics or as a result of age. As long as you do your research and know all the details from your doctor, you can use the medication to fight whatever ails you.

Read the full article here and related more pharmaceutical articles here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dr. Pharma Seuss – Humorous Pharmacy Poem | Pharma Mirror Magazine

Oh the things you can fill
For the folks who are ill.
With your bright shiny spatula
Oh, what a thrill.
Besmocked and bedecked out
In Pharmacist clothes
Knowing all of the things
That a Pharmacist knows.
You’re quick and efficient,
You’re sharp and inventive.
It also just happens
You’re very attentive.
Then ol’ Mrs. Snifflemore
Gives you that smile
And you know once again
That it’s almost worthwhile

So you hang up your smock
And put down your free pen.
Tomorrow you’ll do it
All over again.

Oh the things you will fill For the folks who are ill. With your bright shiny spatula Oh, what a thrill!

2013 World Pharmacists Day – 25 September | Pharma Mirror Magazine

(Pharma Mirror Magazine Desk) The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced that the theme for the 2013 World Pharmacists Day is ‘Pharmacists – simplifying your medicines use, no matter how complex'. This theme parallels the theme of the 73rd FIP World Congress: Towards a Future Vision for Complex Patients: Integrated Care in a Dynamic Continuum.

World Pharmacists Day 2013 celebration in Pharma Mirror Magazine HQ

The understanding and treatment of human diseases is complicated and challenging because patients themselves are complex. This complexity derives from many factors – including but not limited to those of biological, medical, behavioral and social natures. The more straightforward and simple a medication regimen is to follow, the more likely a patient will remain compliant and adherent to their therapy.

As pharmacists, what are we doing to address and meet the needs of complex patients? Devising strategies to treat complex patients and tailoring pharmacy education to optimize patient care must be part of future initiatives in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences all across the globe. We implore all of you to share your thoughts, visions and solutions to simplifying medicines use for your patients, no matter how complex.

Themes of World Pharmacists Day from starting

'Safety first with medicines, ask your pharmacist.'

'I am your most accessible healthcare provider
I am a driving force behind discovering new medicines
I am the key that unlocks all you need to know about your medicines
I am with you in sickness and in health.'

'Pharmacists – your partners in using medicines responsibly.'
Read the full article here, read more related articles here.