Category Archives: Medication Safety

Adults are more likely to die from poisoning than kids

When most people think of poisonings they think of a little kid getting into cleaning products stored under the kitchen sink. These poisonings happen a lot, but so do poisonings … Continue reading

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How can you help a child with a cold feel better?

As we talked about in yesterday’s post, cold and cough medications are not recommended for young children. But if your child feels miserable, what can you do? To bolster my … Continue reading

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Is it safe to give my child cold medicine?

If your house has been anything like mine this winter, your family has been busy playing “pass the cold.” As a parent of a toddler it’s really tough when your … Continue reading

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How much Tylenol can you give your baby?

Every parent at some point has asked this question: How much medicine is safe to give my baby? One of the most common medications for parents to wonder about is … Continue reading

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Traveling with your medication

Traveling can be fun—but don’t take a vacation from medication safety. Follow these tips to make sure you have a safe trip. Prepare for your trip ahead of time: Bring … Continue reading

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Mixing or compounding Tamiflu for children

The flu has been particularly bad this year. Some pharmacies have had trouble getting a hold of Tamiflu® suspension, a liquid form of a drug that is used to treat … Continue reading

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Poison centers and pharmacies: A natural partnership

How can pharmacists and pharmacies benefit from the poison center? How can pharmacies play a role in promoting the poison center? As a pharmacy student intern, I conducted an awareness … Continue reading

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NNEPC Sets Up Central Location for Information on NH Funding Crisis

The NNEPC established a webpage- www.nnepc.org/new-hampshire-funding-crisis to give concerned NH residents a place to go to get the latest information on the situation. If nothing changes, in 51 days poison … Continue reading

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Stool softeners for my toddler: asking the right medication questions

Constipation is a pain. Literally. Especially if you are a young child. My two-year-old daughter has been battling it since she was one. It is really hard to watch your … Continue reading

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Giving medicine to a sick toddler

Most parents can relate: once your kid starts daycare the colds and runny noses begin. The guilt never ends. You feel like the worst mom in the world as you … Continue reading

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