It’s tough to find someone these days that isn’t on some sort of prescription medicine. You might see this as a good thing as more people are receiving medication to treat what ails them. But there are risks that come with an increased reliance on prescription medication—and those risks can come to a head with the practice of polypharmacy.
Customer Loyalty: What is it? And How to Retain It
In a world where your competitors are only a click away, customer loyalty really is the new marketing. Today’s customers have access to an endless amount of information about your business, and research shows that they’re ready and willing to stop dating around and stick with companies who go above and beyond to create a fantastic customer experience.1
People of all ages have realized that they may have the option to forgo car ownership and opt for what may be less expensive, less burdensome and, sometimes, more environmentally-friendly ways to get around. Whether you’ve already hung up the keys or are considering doing so, here are some ideas that may be able to help you get where you need to go, even without a car.
In today’s complex and collaborative workplace, the real challenge is to manage not just your personal workload but the collective one, says Jordan Cohen, a productivity expert and the Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Learning & Development at Weight Watchers. “Helping your team manage its time well is a critical factor for its success.” Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author of How to Invest Your Time Like Money and the founder of Real Life E Time Coaching & Training, agrees
Retail Pharmacy Merchandising: What you need to know
In the broadest sense, merchandising is any practice which contributes to the sale of products to a retail consumer. At a retail in-store level, merchandising refers to the variety of products available for sale and the display of those products in such a way that it stimulates interest and entices customers to make a purchase1.
Small talk. It may seem trivial, but it may be the path to a deeper connection, says Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology and director of the Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute. And it’s something that all generations can share, regardless of age differences.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that can be extremely discomforting, inconveniencing and/or painful for affected patients. The condition is currently thought to affect many aspects of a patient’s life besides their physical health. For example, IBD may have a debilitating effect on professional and social activities.1
Illness can be exhausting, and not just in the physical sense. When someone learns they have a chronic disease, whether it’s arthritis, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome or another condition, it can be a life-altering experience, according to Rosalind S. Dorlen, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at Overlook Medical Centre in Summit, NJ
It may not be as complicated as you might think. Interval training is simply alternating short bursts (approximately 30 seconds) of intense activity with longer intervals (three to four minutes) of less intense activity.
The Pfizer retail quality video share’s the breadth and depth of Pfizer’s commitment to quality products. The video showcases key areas in which Pfizer is dedicated to the highest quality standards including research and development, manufacturing and supply, preventing counterfeits, and supporting the medical community.
This short article has been provided by the Pfizer Medical Information team and includes practical tips related to travelling with medicines, which you might find useful to discuss and review with your patients.
Tackling sexually transmitted infections in Ireland
exually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a problem, with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) calling the current situation a ‘serious public health concern’1. The number of STI notifications in Ireland has risen in recent years2, going from 3,361 in 1995 to 12,753 in 2013 – an increase of 279%2.
As a pharmacy manager, you can draw from a diverse skill set to fulfil the many roles you play, day to day. Apart from fulfilling your dispensing duties, you also serve as leader, entrepreneur and business manager all in one. Setting goals for you and your team can help to focus all of your efforts.
Pharmacies play a key role in providing healthcare on the high street, with the public placing a high level of trust in them1. Organising a community event is a great way to engage your local community. It’s also an ideal way to contribute to reducing local healthcare pressures, tackling issues like healthy eating, smoking cessation and dementia. So, how should you go about making it happen?
New Medicine Service would mean more effective medicine
A new pharmacist-led programme, called a New Medicine Service (NMS), can improve adherence to medicines for people who have been newly prescribed medicines for certain long-term conditions or therapies
Online Learning Opportunities for Community Pharmacists -On Demand.
Develop your capabilities to achieve maximum personal performance as a pharmacist. Use this 60 minute on-demand webinar in order to help you with your daily tasks and record your learnings as part of your continuous learning on your eportfolio. Please note you will need to create a pfizerpor.ie accoun tto access thsi webinar.
Download your Holiday Health booklet which gives helpful information to patients to avoid indigestion, excessive alcohol consumption and help with smoking cessation. The booklet contains posters, infographics, patient checklists and is easily printed.
Created for Healthcare Professionals to print out and share with patients, this booklet offers practical tips for better heart health for your patients including exercise, general information and a useful checklist.
Being able to communicate effectively is an integral part of all aspects of medicines adherence and medicines optimization, where pharmacists have a key role in helping patients get the best outcomes from their medicines.
the local level, millennials affect important dynamics that influence housing markets, educational institutions, tax bases, and labor forces, not to mention their implications for altering local economies, levels of income inequality, and needs for promoting greater racial and social inclusion
Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?
The possibility of finding a treatment or even a cure for genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy or hemophilia has taken a giant leap forward in recent years with the advent of gene therapy as a way to modify a defective gene or group of genes.
Asking an obese person about their weight, a smoker about their cough or posing questions over someone’s alcohol consumption can be challenging, but in your role as a pharmacist you are a trusted advisor.
A new Frontier for Artificial Intelligence (Helping scientists develop new medicines)
Did you know that the same artificial intelligence techniques that power self-driving cars are increasingly being used to help scientists search for new medicines. Find out more about how artificial intelligence is impacting pharmaceutical reasearch and development.
Watch how Garvan Lynch from Lynch's Pharmacy in Cork has leveraged and grown his presence on digital platforms like Facebook and Youtube to help his patients have quick access to his content and services.
The DN4 (Douleur Neuropathique 4 Questions), developed by the French Neuropathic Pain Group, is a validated clinician-administered screening tool. It is used to indicate whether a patient may be suffering from neuropathic pain.