Pharmacists Corner

General tips
and information

The Pharmacist's Corner is written in conjunction with professional pharmacists who work at Canadian pharmacies that are approved CIPA members.

It will provide consumers with general tips and information on the safe use of prescription medications, especially those taken daily for chronic medical conditions. If you have questions about safe medication use, or the specific prescriptions that you take on a regular basis, please feel free to contact the licensed pharmacist available to you through your CIPA member pharmacy.

The Pharmacist's Corner #1 - How to Safely Manage Daily Prescription Medications

Taking your medications properly is extremely important to your health. In fact, many visits to the doctor or hospital can be avoided simply by adhering to your medication routine, and avoiding some common errors that can occur in using daily medications. Here are a few tips to help you use your prescriptions safely and effectively.

The Pharmacist's Corner #2 - The Key to Staying on Schedule with your Medications

Because your health condition doesn't go away, adherence to therapy - which means taking your medication exactly as prescribed every single day - is critically important. In fact, it is estimated to be a $300 billion dollar problem, according to Prescriptions for a Healthy America.

The Pharmacist's Corner #3 - 5 Ways to Avoid Harmful Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications

When you take multiple medications, they can interact with each other inside your body. Drug interactions may make your prescriptions less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or even make one drug too powerful. Pharmacists and doctors are well trained to review and recognize potential drug interactions, so always discuss all the medications you take with your health care provider or pharmacist.

The Pharmacist's Corner #4 - The Best Places to Store Your Medications - it's Not Where You Think

Believe it or not, your bathroom medicine cabinet is not a good place to store your prescription medications. Why? Because the humidity in your bathroom, which comes from taking baths and showers, can be harmful to many medications and decrease their effectiveness.

The Pharmacist's Corner #5 - CIPA - Internet Pioneer Committed to Safe Medicine Access

CIPA and its member pharmacies believe that access to safe and affordable medications is a basic right. It's our privilege to serve our U.S. customers, and as part of the global online marketplace that can give access to people all over the world, to work with other Internet organizations and law enforcement officials, to protect consumers and help others adopt our rigorous safety standards as well.

The Pharmacist's Corner #6 - Fifteen Years of Protecting and Enhancing The Lives of Our Patients

In celebrating the 15th anniversary of our Canadian pharmacy association, we are celebrating the lives we improve on both sides of the border. In particular, the lives of Americans, who can get the daily medications they need safely from our members. The dramatic savings they obtain - savings of 50-80 percent over what they would have to pay in the U.S. - allows them to access the medications they need, at prices they can afford, to live healthier lives.

The Pharmacist's Corner #7 - Ordering Your Prescriptions from Canadian Pharmacies

Today, it's even more difficult to tell what's real and what isn't. In an era of easy manipulation, consumers need to be careful to know what's real, and what might not be. This is most certainly true in the world of online pharmaceutical sales.

The Pharmacist's Corner #8 - What are Daily Maintenance Medications?

Daily maintenance medications are prescriptions commonly used to treat conditions that are considered chronic or long-term.

The Pharmacist's Corner #9 - What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma, that cause difficulty breathing. COPD symptoms include coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath and wheezing.

The Pharmacist's Corner #10 - What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which the body's blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal.

The Pharmacist's Corner #11 - What is High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the pressure in the arteries is too high.

The Pharmacist's Corner #12 - What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in your digestive tract.

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