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Friday, July 17, 2009

Dangerous Drug Pairs

It is hard to say exactly why this problem is so prevalent but it is one I have addressed over the years based on my experience as a nurse practitioner.

During all of the required and on-going courses I completed in pharmacology it was always stressed to address the required responsibility of knowing the risks and benefits of a pharmaceutical agent, including interaction risk, and educate your client with this information.

As you can see, research has proven my theory that little or none of this occurs.

When you retain our services, and you are using prescribed pharmaceuticals, one of the first tasks I address is the completion of a drug interaction profile.

You would be very surprised at the numerous and serious drug/health issues that I am able to identify.

If you'd like to engage our consultation services you can learn more here...

Pharmacy Research Shows Prescribers Miss Potentially Dangerous Drug Pairs

ScienceDaily (2009-07-16) -- Medication prescribers correctly identified fewer than half of drug pairs with potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions. The researchers mailed a questionnaire to 12,500 U.S. prescribers who were selected based on a history of prescribing drugs associated with known potential for drug-drug interaction. Prescribers were primarily physicians, physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners. ... > read full article

And perhaps this is profit driven..

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