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    PDMP Blog

    Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are government tools that monitor controlled substance prescribing patterns, pharmacy dispensing, and patient use of regulated substances. PMDPs, also referred to as Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs) are now enacted in 49 of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. As of this writing in October 2019, Missouri is the [...]

    New Hope for Gastric and Colon Cancer Patients?

    By: Tom Siegenthaler, DPh, RPh, FACA Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the third highest lethal cancer of all cancers worldwide.  Two thirds of gastric cancer patients have advanced or metastatic disease at time of discovery.  Most often patients do not have a lot of symptoms.  There have been modest improvements in therapy, but even [...]

    The Benefits of Curcumin

    Major depression, inflammation with arthritis, and prostate cancer with therapy may all be supplemented with turmeric, but more importantly, the active ingredient in turmeric called curcumin. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory to help with common joint pain, recovery after surgery, and treatment for some cancers. Curcumin fights inflammation at the molecular level, as opposed to [...]

    1 In 7 Men Will Be Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer; What To Watch For

    One of the most important but least understood health conditions for men in the United States is the subject of prostate health. There are two prostate conditions with which every man needs to be familiar: the much more common problem of BPH, which exceeds 60% for men over 75 years old, and the less common [...]

    Phenylpropanolamine for Urinary Incontinance in Dogs

    Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), an α1-adrenergic receptor agonist, is often used in canines to help with urinary incontinence (urine leakage) by tightening the bladder sphincter muscle, most commonly occurring in middle-aged spayed female dogs. A study performed by Claeys, S. et al. performed a retrospective study to determine the efficacy of a single dose of PPA in [...]