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Feb. 23, 2019

Most times when someone dies from the complications of diabetes, the cause of death is heart disease. This is well-documented. Our first article this week looks at new research pointing to how prediabetes can have the same effect. Many of our patients stress their cardiovascular system beyond normal by carrying …

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Cannabis-Based Medicine

A recent Cochrane Review found which one of the following to be true about the effects of cannabis-based medicines on neuropathic pain?

A. All cannabis-based medicines (herbal, plant-derived, synthetic) pooled together were more effective than placebo for pain relief.
B. Herbal cannabis medicines were more effective than placebo for pain relief.
C. There was a high level of evidence that cannabis-based medicines were more effective than placebo for pain relief.
D. All of the above are true.
E. None of the above is true.

Follow the link for the answer.

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February 19, 2019

As the National Accounts Manager for a Pharma company and a pharmacist, I have mixed emotions about the use of samples. There is no doubt that from an economic standpoint giving samples to the prescriber to give to the patient is very cost effective; however, as a pharmacist I would …

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