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Can we save Independent Pharmacy?

It seems that many independents around the country are closing their doors or selling out to large corporations like Walgreens. Insurance reimbursement is just too low, despite good volume of prescriptions. The problem with this is that most people actually

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Independent pharmacies may get what they deserve

It seems that independents may finally get what they deserve. I truly can’t see how this will inevitably affect Walgreens and other supergiants. I think they might feel more like a personal pharmacy when not driven by the hands of

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Have You Had Your Staph Today?

Last year, I watched Food, Inc., and it changed a lot of the way I view not only food, but politics. I think I need a refresher. The movie helps you to bridge the gap between farm and plate. It

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Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

Today at a conference, a very important speaker from the Governor’s office was introduced in a unique way (leave it to Hawai’i to make it fun and informal). The person moderating had looked this speaker up on Google and had

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Save the KI in HI

I have been reading a lot of posts on the interwebs telling people to take iodine, specifically potassium iodide. Now, there are lots of factors regarding radiation and how far it travels, what it travels through, etc. If there is

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FDA’s take on tattoo and permanent makeup INKS

Ever curious about the inks they use in tattoos? Have you really thought about what they are made of or where they come from? The FDA wants to inform you about these inks for tattoos and permanent makeup. Check out

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It’s a complicated web we weave

Ever notice that in life sometimes things fall together in an uncanny way?  It may be interpreted as divine intervention, or fate, or some people may just figure they have it all figured out. I like to see it as

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Boy, do you stink!

It seems that smokers in some states are not getting hired by hospitals now, due to decreased productivity and increased costs, according to an article in The New York Times, This is going to cause quite a stink legally, I

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Sue Andrew Wakefield?

If your child gets Measles, Mumps or Rubella, can you sue Andrew Wakefield? He started a scare 12+ years ago that is finally being publicly invalidated. Despite prior analyses and publications, the public is only now getting the real low-down. Thank you

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Making a dent $40,000 at a time

Were you one of the prospective residents last year that researched and networked with programs for nearly two years, flew out to both visit and interview at each site (at least in my case), only to NOT MATCH? I was.

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