Everything you need to know about vaccines

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of human medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio…

According to a new poll conducted by CNN and Opinion Research Corporation International, approximately 8 in 10 Americans believe that parents should be held accountable for ensuring their children are vaccinated against preventable diseases.1 
CNN’s survey comes in the wake of a growing…

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I grew up in the Portland area and now I live in Tigard. About a year ago I was working full time after graduating high school and didn’t really have a career in mind. I have to thank my parents because I would have never taken that extra step and decided…

Knowing how to give your beloved canine their prescribed dog medication is an important part of keeping your companion happy and healthy, especially when it comes to treating certain conditions and relieving pain. So, what is the best way to give dog meds? If you’ve never done it before, it…

New HIV vaccine alternative shows promise

The field of pharmacy technology is continually innovating and developing new treatment options to better the quality of life. However, despite seemingly fast-paced pharmaceutical advancements, some of the largest victories take years if not decades of research.
Such is the case with a promising…

Truvada emerging as potential HIV-blocker

Certified pharmacy technicians and other individuals involved in the world of pharmacology may have noticed an uptick in sales of a new drug, Truvada, over the past year.
Though the medicine is still in its early phases of wide scale distribution, it is being heralded as an incredible step…

One of the most exciting things about pursuing a career as a certified medical assistant is that you’ll have access to a wide array of job opportunities after earning your certification. Among the more overlooked opportunities that this line of work offers is becoming involved in the world of…