Prescription Drugs

Balancing Emotional and Physical Health

By: Beth Biedrzycki, Pharm. D., BCGP at Personal Care Medical Associates Like many Americans I routinely turn on the evening news after work to catch on the day’s events. It used to be something I would have on in the [...]

Balancing Emotional and Physical Health2018-03-09T15:05:55-05:00

Spring Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet

Written by:  Beth Biedrzycki, Pharm. D., BCGP, at PCMA Every spring we are reminded to check the batteries in our smoke detectors and move our clocks ahead as part of Spring cleaning. However, spring ritual that needs attention is our [...]

Spring Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet2018-03-07T15:56:46-05:00

One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill

With the amount of medication that is prescribed to the elderly it is not surprising that many patients are overwhelmed, which can lead to nonadherence. Medication nonadherence is the practice of not taking medication as prescribed. Examples of nonadherence include [...]

One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill2018-02-22T15:06:34-05:00

Polypharmacy: A Prescription for Chaos

Polypharmacy is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of a single disease” and “the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient to treat usually coexisting conditions and which [...]

Polypharmacy: A Prescription for Chaos2017-10-13T23:03:11-04:00