Weed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School “Medicine” Ads

Granted, hindsight is 20/20, but some awfully strange substances have been used for pharmaceutical purposes in the past — and some might argue, continue to be used today. Here are some vintage advertisements touting items that we might balk at … Continue reading

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18 Celebrities Who Died from Prescription Drugs

Just because they’re legal doesn’t mean that pharmaceutical drugs are any less dangerous than illicit drugs. They are potentially deadly when taken in large doses or when combined with alcohol or other drugs. Sometimes it takes high-profile cases to remind … Continue reading

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Top 10 Performance-Boosting Drugs (And Athletes Who Took ‘Em)

It seems that you can’t go a day anymore without news of another professional athlete getting busted for performance-enhancing drugs. (Ironically, studies have shown that many of them don’t necessarily improve performance and might actually detract from overall athletic function … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Jokes and Pharmacy Humor

Have you heard this one? A man goes into a drugstore and asks the pharmacist if he can give him something for the hiccups. The pharmacist promptly reaches out and slaps the man’s face. “What did you do that for?” … Continue reading

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A Timeline History of Medical Marijuana

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15 Fictional Movie Pharmaceutical Drugs and Their Real-Life Alternatives

Hollywood and drugs go hand in hand, both within movie storylines and in real-life celebrity lifestyles. Here are 15 examples of fictional pharmaceutical drugs featured in movies and the real drugs that might achieve the same effects — in case … Continue reading

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8 Pharmaceuticals With Worse Side Effects Than the Ailments They Treat

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they’re prescribed a drug, but unless you have no choice in the decision, you might want to consider whether or not the medicine’s benefits outweigh the potential side effects. Here are eight … Continue reading

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Dennis Quaid Case Brings Heightened Scrutiny of Pharmacy Technicians

Rarely have pharmacy technicians been in the spotlight as critically as they have been in recent years, with several high-profile instances of technician error making national headlines. One recent case involved actor Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins were given drugs … Continue reading

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Robot Pharmacy Technicians?

Pharmacy technicians are receiving help in their daily duties from an unexpected source: robots. Automated dispensing machines are popping up in pharmacies across the country, counting, bottling and even labeling prescriptions. The automation of these tasks frees pharmacy technicians to … Continue reading

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