Doctors handwritings or real Pharmacists: What’s more important?

Actually both are important and can't replace each other. In fact we don't have to even compare them. Pharmacists are one of the sole part of any healthcare system which is absent in Bangladesh where as doctors handwritings relates with their writing skill. Rather saying real Pharmacist or fake, we should say Pharmacist only which … Continue reading Doctors handwritings or real Pharmacists: What’s more important?

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এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

Polypharmacy is one of the leading cause of drug toxicity among patients and can turn into patient death sometimes. According to rational use of medicines standard on an average a new patient should not have more than 2-3 medicine prescribed maximum in first visit and for review patient maximum 1-2 added excluding changing existing ones. … Continue reading এক ব্যবস্থাপত্রে ১৯ ওষুধ, ব্যবস্থাপত্রে লেখা হচ্ছে অপ্রয়োজনীয় ওষুধ।

FAQ 4: Considering Therapeutic Index & Lethal Dose; which one from the below conditions is applicable to be a relatively safer drug for the patients in terms of overdose toxicity & side effects?

1. Drugs with; "larger therapeutic index and lower lethal dose". 2. Drugs with; "smaller therapeutic index and higher lethal dose". 3. Drugs with; "equal therapeutic index and lethal dose". 4. Drugs with; "larger therapeutic index and higher lethal dose". 5. Drugs with; "smaller therapeutic index and lower lethal dose". Answer: Right answer is the condition … Continue reading FAQ 4: Considering Therapeutic Index & Lethal Dose; which one from the below conditions is applicable to be a relatively safer drug for the patients in terms of overdose toxicity & side effects?

Increased duration of OTC painkiller use increases risk of hearing loss

Researchers say their findings suggest that a “significant proportion” of hearing loss is owed to paracetamol or NSAID-related ototoxicity. Previous research has linked use of analgesics to an increased risk of hearing loss, but it is unclear if this is affected by duration of painkiller use. To investigate, researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital … Continue reading Increased duration of OTC painkiller use increases risk of hearing loss

‘Superbug’ Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

A Nevada woman in her 70s who'd recently returned from India died in September from a "superbug" infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday. The case raises concern about the spread of such infections, which have become more common over past decades as germs have developed resistance to widely used antibiotics. … Continue reading ‘Superbug’ Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

Heartburn drug use during pregnancy could be linked to asthma in children

Study results show that children are more likely develop symptoms of asthma if their mothers took acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy, but experts say further research is needed. A new study shows that children born to women who take heartburn medicines when pregnant are at least a third more likely to develop asthma symptoms compared with … Continue reading Heartburn drug use during pregnancy could be linked to asthma in children