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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.