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5 Tips to Get Children to Take Their Medicine This Flu Season

Posted by Chris Cielewich

Oct 4, 2016 11:45:00 AM


Every year the U.S. experiences cough, cold and flu season, with outbreaks beginning as early as October, and lasting well into Spring. There’s a good chance you’ll be impacted directly or indirectly by the flu this year as it is estimated that between 5% and 20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year.  Yikes.

 

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Why Customize the Taste of Medicine

Posted by Elizabeth Thoms

May 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Did you know prescription adherence is taken into account when it comes to ratings and reimbursements? So when you wonder why you should promote and offer a flavoring service to your patients - especially pediatric patients - there are a number of benefits your pharmacy can see by offering this service. Greater patient satisfaction, customer loyalty and of course, increased patient adherence are just a few worth mentioning. 

 

Check out the infographic below for further statistics and information on why you should customize the taste of liquid medications in your pharmacy. 

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

Maryland’s Secretary of Commerce Unveils First Fully Automated Reconstitution and Flavoring Device for Retail Pharmacies

Posted by Elizabeth Thoms

Mar 7, 2016 8:45:57 AM


The FlavorMaster®, which streamlines the process of filling and flavoring liquid medications, will be unveiled Friday, March 11, 2016 at FLAVORx’s headquarters by Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Mike Gill, and members of the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of BioHealth Technology.

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health, Press Releases

 
 

5 Ways to Help Your Child Take Their Medicine This Flu Season

Posted by Chris Cielewich

Jan 28, 2016 10:40:00 AM


Every year the U.S. experiences cough and flu season, and with outbreaks beginning as early as October, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already predicted that this year’s flu season will last until May of 2016. There’s a good chance you’ll be impacted directly or indirectly by the flu this year as it is estimated that between 5% and 20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year

 

If you have young kids, you probably have a home filled with coughing right now. When talking to friends and professionals about giving kids medicine, it’s interesting to me that so many adults have vivid memories about themselves taking medicine as a kid. With 2 young boys of my own (age 4 & 7), it’s interesting to hear everyone’s Medicine-time fail stories when it comes to administering bad tasting liquid to their sick kids, so I wanted to share these tips to help lessen the stress of medicine time at home.

 

In the testimonials that I’ve recently heard, some of the common themes associated with giving kids medicine have included wrestling, a game of hide & seek, squeezing your kid’s cheeks open, and even tears from parents and kids when things get really challenging. If you are looking for a better solution, I’ve compiled 5 tips to consider implementing into your kids’ medicine-time routine.

 

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health

 
 

FLAVORx Helps Personalize The Taste of Tamiflu® This Flu Season

Posted by Elizabeth Thoms

Jan 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This Flu season, pharmacy staff members can help children recover from the flu faster by making sure they are compliant with their medication. A small biotech company in Maryland has developed personalized taste options for liquid medications, including Tamiflu, the medication most commonly prescribed to fight the flu.

 
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Topics: Adherence, Compliance, and Health, Press Releases

 
 
 

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