Tagged: arkansas pharmacists association

Quick Hints for Kids Handling Medical Emergencies

by Aubrey Harton 3/19/2014 12:00 am

Anytime is a good time for us to educate children about potential health risks in parents and grandparents, and to provide a roadmap for how to handle them. Adults who are sick can be a scary prospect for children, so serious incidents such as a heart attack or stroke can be extremely frightening. With a little education and preparation, kids will be able to respond more quickly and confidently to potential warning signs.

Teen Health: Local Pharmacist and Mom Shares Info on HPV Vaccination

by Heather Bennett and Aubrey Harton, Pharm.D. 1/23/2014 12:00 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year. It can cause many different cancers in men and women including cervical cancer. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and cervical cancer is highly preventable. However, every year about 12,000 women are diagnosed with this disease. In 2010, 3,939 women who were mostly ages 30 to 40, died from cervical cancer.

Arkansas Medical Society Urges No Appeal in Doctors Selling Drugs Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2012 12:00 am

Until last month, the Arkansas Medical Society stayed out of a fight between the Arkansas State Medical Board and doctors who want to sell prescription drugs out of their offices.

Ruling Will Ease Distribution of Prescription Drugs by Doctors

by Mark Friedman 11/12/2012 12:00 am

A recent ruling by a Pulaski County circuit judge will make it easier for doctors to dispense prescription medicine from their offices, a development that the Arkansas Pharmacists Association has called “dangerous.”