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Ukraine Pharmacy Today-The America’s Pharmacy Tour to Europe

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

It's about Cash and Carry. No insurance is available for the private citizen currently. No government assistance exists to the private citizen for medications or typical healthcare or surgeries and has not been available for many years. This is anticipated to change with the recent approval in late October of 2017 by the Ukraine lawmakers of a long-delayed overhaul of the health system. To this seasoned US pharmacist it appeared pharmacy is like an independent pharmacy practice within a 1970 US healthcare system. Read more ...

Why Europe? Why Now?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

The 2018 America’s Pharmacy Tour has been invited to Europe and the Ukraine to share and contrast current directions for community and hospital pharmacy including healthcare. The first visit location in December of 2017 is Kyiv, Ukraine. Why the visit to Ukraine first…which is not a member of the European Union? Read more ...

Bioactive Peptides as Pharmacologic Agents for Metabolic Syndrome

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

By definition a bioactive compound is a compound that has an effect on a living organism or tissue/cell. One large category of bioactive compounds are bioactive peptides. Organic in nature, they are formed by amino acids which join together through covalent bonds (amide or peptide bonds). These bioactive peptides are encrypted in the structure of parent proteins and can be released in-vitro and in-vivo as active secondary metabolites through cleavage of the larger prepropeptides.. Once active, these peptides may act as regulatory compounds with hormone or drug like activity. They eventually modulate various physiological functions through binding interactions to specific receptors on target cells leading to inducement of the physiological response. Read more ...

Come Along If You Dare

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

When did you last journey to the center of your mind? Ever? Never? In today’s healthcare environment, the use of psychedelic drugs is helping patient individuals (through clinical involvement) to relieve themselves of various challenges: depression, addiction (alcoholism, heroin, cocaine, smoking), schizophrenia and anxiety in terminal cancer patients. Is this true? YES! Read more ...

America's Pharmacy Tour Collaboration

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

Which comes first? Technology or Automation or Sustainability or Profitability. Read more ...

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Category: Main Content Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

 

Commentary on Alternative Therapies and Life Style Interventions for Obese Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

With obesity worldwide reaching pandemic levels (recent global research indicates over 2 billion individuals are either obese or overweight…one-third of the world population), it has pervaded countries with greatly different cultures and nutritional habits. Many different interventions have been offered and researched in the past ten years, with some intervention approaches being significantly better than others. As practitioners look for alternative therapies for patients who are obese with Type 2 Diabetes and view best practice approaches available, the current controversy using the traditional Metformin and GLP 1 Receptor Agonists (Byetta, Bydureon, Tanzaum, Trulicity and Victoza) has caused many practitioners to consider alternative therapies. Additionally, in the US alone, one-third of the 323 milllion population (2016) is classified as diabetic or pre-diabetic by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Read more ...

Points of Difference Define Pharmacy Technology Today

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

How Is It We Are? Which comes first? Technology and automation or sustainability and profitability? In today’s independent pharmacy environment many of the needs for sustainability and profitability has caused an influx of new automated technologies that emphasize labor reduction, improved workflow efficiencies and error avoidance. Automated technology designers and equipment manufacturers have been brought to the independent pharmacy marketplace by these needs. Read more ...

Beyond the Genome and Pharmacogenetics: Precision Medicine

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

Is Precision Medicine for You? Do you wish to foresee your individual health future? The decision to investigate what health challenges .each individual may experience is not for the weak of heart (no pun intended). Most healthcare practitioners embrace the need for interprofessional linkages with fellow professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and many others) as they work to provide personalized care for patient/customers. Read more ...

The Pride. The Passion. The Thrill of Pharmacy.

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / January 20, 2018

Is this possible? YES. It exists in Aynor, South Carolina…the home of the local high school ”Battling Blue Jackets”. Where is this location that an independent Good Neighbor pharmacy is so successful? Horry County, South Carolina. The Aynor Family Pharmacy was built just four years ago and is positioned at 240 Eighth Avenue (just off SC 501), some thirty miles from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean. Most important: Local patient/customers understand the meaning of “Family” in the Aynor Family Pharmacy name. Read more ...