The Food and Drug Administration has officially greenlit Contrave, a new drug that targets obesity and only one of three such medications to be approved by the organization in the past decade.1 The two other obesity pills, Qsymia and Belviq, were both approved by the FDA in 2012. Both of these…

Hi guys! I’m nearly there! This is blog #16, and you can read the previous 15 here. Start at the beginning and follow my journey through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Carrington College Mesa campus.
A Time-Traveling Student
If I could go back to my first day of class, now that I’m…

For a medical administrative assistant, it might be tough to keep track of the entire front office of a private practice. Generally, human memory seems to be inconsistent, at times leaving us forgetting where we placed our car keys or the topic of conversation. However, a new study conducted by…

In what’s considered a long overdue policy change, it is now possible for consumers to return unused prescription medications to pharmacies.¹
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would permit individuals to bring back drugs designated as controlled substances, such as opioid…

The Food and Drug Administration has officially greenlit Contrave, a new drug that targets obesity and only one of three such medications to be approved by the organization in the past decade.1 The two other obesity pills, Qsymia and Belviq, were both approved by the FDA in 2012. Both of these…

Hello again Carrington flock! If you’ve not read by previous posts, use this link to follow my journey so far through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. I’m nearly at the end of my extern now and somebody asked me recently what’s the most valuable thing I’ve learned over these…

A new study suggests that the prescription usage of anti-anxiety medication such as Valium and Xanax can potentially contribute to one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research found that benzodiazepine use for durations longer than six months doubled a person’s risk when compared to those…