Probiotics: What Are They and Are They Actually Good for You?

Author: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian  Health magazines and fitness gurus are all talking about probiotics. This kind of bacteria is not a new trend. Before you go all-in on probiotics, you should know how it can affect your body, especially if you have a chronic health condition. Learn more about what probiotics are and whether…

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Specialty Pharmacy Trends and New Medication Therapies to Expect in 2019

Author: Shelly Nickerson, Clinical Director of Trade Relations  Specialty pharmacy is at the forefront of change and innovation within a rapidly evolving pharmacy industry. As the clinical director of trade relations at Amber Pharmacy, I monitor product pipelines and keep a watchful eye on industry trends across the entire healthcare industry. In 2019, expect to…

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Simple Ways to Build Trust Between Healthcare Providers and Patients

Author: Ben Smith, Oncology Regional Account Executive  As a regional account executive for Amber Pharmacy, I have a unique view of specialty pharmacy. I get to see firsthand how specialty pharmacy affects healthcare from both a patient and a provider perspective. In my experience, one of the challenges I see healthcare providers face is how…

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Protect Your Baby from RSV this Winter

Author: Lori Wells, Clinical Pharmacist  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that can cause an infection in the upper respiratory tract, which includes the mouth, nose and throat, and the lungs. In healthy older children and adults, RSV usually only causes mild disease with symptoms similar to a cold. In infants and those…

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Understanding Your Myelofibrosis Diagnosis

Author: Jill Allard, Oncology Center of Excellence Clinical Pharmacist  The American Society of Hematology recognizes three main types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Within those three categories, there are many blood cancers distinguished by specific characteristics. Primary myelofibrosis (MF), a rare bone marrow cancer, is a type of leukemia. As the lead pharmacist…

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How to Manage Epilepsy

Author: Kathleen Bryant, Phoenix Pharmacy Manager  Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by a long-term risk of recurrent seizures, which are short, sudden changes in normal brain activity. They usually affect how a person appears or acts, and can cause a person to shake, fall and/or lose awareness of one’s surroundings. They can last…

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