Nevada School of Pharmacy: Jobs And Respect, Right Out of SchoolWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
By now you must have heard on news how, as an entire generation of baby boomers ages, job opportunities in medical fields has exploded. Perhaps you have even considered going to school and gaining skills to acquire an awesome job in healthcare industry. If you’re looking into these options, I hope you’re also considering training to be a pharmacist. The demand for trained pharmacy professionals is increasing even more dramatically than demand for doctors and nurses. At same time, pharmacists are becoming more actively involved in health care process as advisors in drug therapy decisions. Pharmacists get to work closely with people as well as stay on cutting edge of new science and technology.
Pharmacists work in all kinds of professional settings. Most pharmacists work in community pharmacies, filling prescriptions and providing counseling to patients on use of over counter medications. Pharmacists also work in other health care environments including hospitals, nursing homes, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical industry, colleges and schools, and federal government. In all of these different areas, pharmacists play key leadership roles and hold positions of high importance and esteem. According to a 2003 poll, a majority of Americans rated pharmacists as having very high honesty and ethics. This reflects great respect Americans hold for pharmacists who care for them.
A licensed pharmacist can generally work in any state in US, although some states require additional tests to transfer licensure between states. Pharmacists can often name their own work hours and can work part-time or during non-traditional times if they want. Because there is such a shortage of pharmacists, pharmacy students usually receive multiple job offers before they even graduate.
Meridia Lawyer: Meridia Diet Pill Side EffectsWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
Following recall of Fen-Phen and Redux in 1999 (two diet drugs that cause heart valve diseases) Meridia was released. Meridia is a diet drug similar to ones that were recalled. Like recalled drugs, it releases serotonin into brain to trick patient’s body into feeling full and choosing to eat less. These drugs do not so much remove weight from body as they do encourage and facilitate a lifestyle involving lower caloric intake.
Meridia is different from older drugs, however, because its interaction with brain is more localized. While Fen-Phen released serotonin into bloodstream where it flooded and damaged heart, Meridia acts only on localized areas of brain where serotonin chemical is needed. People taking Meridia or considering Meridia should be aware that Meridia is part of a healthy lifestyle choice, not merely an easy road to diet street.
More serious side effects could be suffered by patients who are taking drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or MAOI’s. MOAI’s are taken to treat depression, Parkinson’s disease, and other such disorders. Serious, sometimes fatal, reactions can occur if Meridia and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are taken at same time. It is also important not to take Meridian along with other serotonin-regulating drugs. This can cause a rare but serious condition called “serotonin syndrome”, which requires immediate medical attention.