Tag Archives: prescriptions

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »

Dramatic shifts in first-time opioid prescriptions bring hope, concern

A national call for restraint in opioid prescribing has yielded dramatic progress in clinician prescribing patterns, but leaves some notable room for improvement. These are the findings of a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS) showing a drop of more than 50 percent in monthly opioid prescribing for new patients. Despite this marked decrease,… Read More »

Woman posing as pharmacist for 11 YEARS handled over 700,000 prescriptions

Woman posing as pharmacist for 11 YEARS handled over 700,000 prescriptions without a license at a Bay Area Walgreens, lawsuit claims Kim Thien Le’s license expired in 2008 Her tenure at three Walgreens locations lasted from 2006 to 2017  She is now the subject of a new 14-page accusation filed by the California State Board… Read More »