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It can be dangerous to combine certain prescription drugs, OTC medicines, dietary supplements, or other remedies. For example, you should not take aspirin if you take warfarin for heart problems. To avoid potentially serious health issues, talk to your doctor about all medicines you take, including those prescribed by other doctors, and any OTC drugs, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Mention everything, even ones you use infrequently.

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The image below points out information typically present on a prescription label. Please note that your prescription label may have a different format than the one shown. The prescription number is usually printed in the upper left corner of the label.

When you travel, your health care provider may recommend that you adjust your medicine schedule to account for changes in time zones, routine, and diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about these changes before you depart. Carry a list of all the prescription drugs, OTC medicines, and supplements you take and the phone numbers of your doctors and pharmacists. When flying, carry your medicines with you; do not pack them in your checked luggage. Take enough medication with you in case you need to stay longer. Always keep medicines out of heat and direct sunlight both at home and when traveling.

Anyone can become addicted to prescription pain medicines. Never take more medicine than the doctor prescribes. Read more about opioids and prescription pain medicines in the Pain and Older Adults booklet.

Doctors and pharmacists often use abbreviations or terms that may not be familiar to you. Here is an explanation of some of the most common abbreviations you will see on labels of your prescription medications:

Executive Order on promoting competition in the American economy, July 9, 2021."(p) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall: (iv) ... submit a report ... with a plan to continue the effort to combat excessive pricing of prescription drugs and enhance domestic pharmaceutical supply chains, to reduce the prices paid by the Federal Government for such drugs, and to address the recurrent problem of price gouging."

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's prescribing practices policy and guidelines (2015)A comprehensive overview of the physician's responsibilities related to physicians' prescribing practices including prescribing to family and friends, and internet prescriptions.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR)The Drug Control Program issues the Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) to health care facilities, manufacturers, distributors, community-based programs, and other entities as well as to individual health care providers and researchers. The MCSR provides accountability for the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, prescribing, and administering of controlled substances which, in Massachusetts, includes all prescription drugs.

Cottam v. CVS Pharmacy, 436 Mass. 316 (2002)Court described the "learned intermediary doctrine" wherein a physician acts as a "learned intermediary" between the drug manufacturer or distributor and the consuming patient. As a result, a pharmacy has the duty only to fill the prescription correctly. Only a physician, not a pharmacy or a drug manufacturer, has a duty to warn a customer about a drug's side effects. A pharmacy which voluntarily assumes the duty to warn, however, such as by providing a list of a drug's side effects, must exercise reasonable care. In addition, a pharmacy may have a duty to warn if it has specific knowledge of increased danger to a particular customer, such as filling 2 prescriptions which adversely interact with each other. See, for example, Brienze v. Casserly, 17 Mass.L.Rep. 214 (2003): Court held that the CVS pharmacist had a duty to warn the plaintiff that taking Ciproflaxin and Theophylline together could potentially result in adverse effects.

Correa v. Schoeck, 479 Mass. 686 (2018)A pharmacy has "a limited duty to take reasonable steps to notify both the patient and her prescribing physician of the need for prior authorization each time" the patient tries to fill her prescription.

The late Star Wars actor's prescription pill bottles are set to be up sale in the Hollywood Legends and Music auction in Los Angeles, along with pill vials that once belonged to Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jerry Seinfeld and others.

Fisher died when she was 60 years old from a massive heart attack on December 27, 2016. She struggled with alcohol and drug addiction throughout her life, and in her older age she often spoke candidly about her use of prescription pills. The cover of her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking, featured a handful of spilled pills and an empty martini glass. Her remains were placed in a large porcelain urn resembling a Prozac pill. Prozac is usually prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, which Fisher also suffered from.

Of course, there's more than just celebrity pill bottles up for auction. Also on sale at the 175-item event is Michael Jackson's famous left-handed crystal glove (he wore it on his 1997 History tour), as well as sunglasses once owned by Marilyn Monroe.

CVS says it is working on designing a new system for dispensing prescriptions and helping people stay on their medications, but spokeswoman Carolyn Castel declined to share details or say whether that might involve an updated bottle design.

After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking -- in some cases begging -- the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer's red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read.

Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets. She has since poured refills of her thyroid medicine into the old Target bottles, even though they don't have the right expiration dates. It's worth it, she said, because those bottles make it easier to tell her prescriptions apart when she looks in her drawer for them.

Deborah Adler devised the new approach as part of her master's thesis at New York's School of Visual Arts. She was inspired to try something different after her grandmother mistakenly took her grandfather's prescription. Adler now runs her own design business and is working with CVS on its new prescription system.

The red bottles were important to Christina Mihalek, of Cincinnati, because she accidentally took her mom's high blood pressure medicine instead of an antibiotic when she was in high school, and she passed out in the lunch line that day. Mihalek took to Twitter to voice her displeasure, telling CVS in a post with the hashtag (hash)redbottlesrock that "perfection was at your fingertips."

Shelley Ewalt of Princeton, New Jersey, also tweeted to the drugstore chain, asking if there was any chance they might return to the "vastly superior design" of the Target bottles, which she found easier to open.

Patients can buy prescription bottle caps that glow or beep when it's time to take their medicine. But Purdue University pharmacy professor Alan Zillich hasn't seen much of an evolution in the design of pill containers used by pharmacies because it just isn't worth it, financially.

A number of companies are now selling wireless "smart" pill bottles, Internet-linked devices aimed at reminding people to take their pills. But recent research suggests that actually changing that behavior may take more than an electronic nudge.

Thousands of patients, including some with cancer, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis are turning to a sleek, white, Internet-connected pill bottle made by AdhereTech, says the firm's CEO, Josh Stein. He describes his company's wireless device as the iPhone of pill bottles.

Dr. Kevin Volpp, a physician and health economist who directs the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Incentives, studied more than 1,000 patients with heart failure who were each given the GlowCap pill bottle, an Internet-linked device made by firm Vitality. In addition to the high-tech pill bottles, the people in the study received a cash reward if they took their medicine on time and were given the option of having the bottle alert someone if they skipped a dose.

With respect to the cost of AdhereTech's bottles, AdhereTech sells them to pharmacies, hospitals and other health care providers, who also get access to real-time information about the bottles' usage. The costs vary depending on the services that customers purchase, Stein says. The bottles are not sold directly to consumers. As to their cost, an analogy was earlier made to cellphone prices and service contracts. The analogy was meant to refer to the structure of contracts, not to the actual prices of AdHere's products and services, which Stein says are far less than those for cellphones and related services.

The data that Stein cites showing AdhereTech's bottles improved patients' adherence to their medication regimen by an average 24 percent are based, he says, on information from "multiple thousands" of bottle users with different types of diseases or conditions, from different clients.

To avoid this unfavorable fate for your bottles, ask your curbside recycling program if it accepts prescription bottles. According to Recycle Nation, the curbside programs in Sandy, Utah, and Oklahoma City are rare examples of cities that accept #5 plastic bottles.

And if all else fails: Take a note from grandma or this blog post and store tacks, change, or maybe even sewing needles in your empty pill bottles. Reusing is just as good (if not better) than recycling. 041b061a72


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