Carol Parker

+Carol Parker, B.S. Phm., Pharm.D. is the Content Manager here at She received her Pharmacy Doctorate at the age of 25 and today is a stay-at-home mom with two kids living in Southern California.
December 5, 2012

3 Notable Cases of Modern Drug Resistant Strains

Drugs, as we all know, are designed to destroy disease. So you might be surprised to learn that they sometimes do the opposite––they make viruses stronger.

July 2, 2012

Impact of Prescription Drugs on the Environment

Prescription drugs can affect the environment in numerous ways. From the time production begins until long after they are consumed, harmful chemicals have numerous opportunities to affect the soil, air, and water. This leads to environmental hazards and a decreased quality of life for those who come in contact with them. The infographic below details [...]

June 3, 2012

FDA Warns of Counterfeit Adderall Online

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a press release to warn consumers of counterfeit Adderall that is being sold online.

May 25, 2012

How the Placebo Effect Works

The Placebo Effect occurs when patients are given what they perceive to be a medical treatment which results in signs of improvement in the condition.

May 12, 2012

Alcohol Makes Prescription Drug Abuse More Likely

For Alcohol Awareness Month 2012 we created this infographic to raise awareness of the fact that people abusing alcohol are 18 times more likely to also be abusing prescription medications than people who are not abusing alcohol.

April 16, 2012

New Study Looks at Urinary Incontinence Drugs and Their Side Effects

Prescription drugs can sometimes be a double-edged sword. They relieve symptoms of a particular condition but can cause a whole new set of problems. Even worse, sometimes they not only cause side effects, they do not even work at all for some people. A recent study found that many urinary incontinence medications were only moderately [...]

April 15, 2012

FDA Warns of Sexual Side Effects with Finasteride (Propecia & Proscar)

The FDA has directed Merck to place additional warnings of potential sexual side effects on the labels of Propecia, which treats male pattern baldness, and Proscar, which treats symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate. Both drugs contain Finasteride which inhibits some male hormonal activity. Adverse Events Reporting System The FDA has a [...]

April 2, 2012

FDA Adds More Warnings for Celexa (Citalopram)

On March 28, 2012, the FDA released a new list of dosing and use recommendations for Celexa (Citalopram)

April 1, 2012

It’s Alcohol Awareness Month! Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Use More Likely

One of the many problems linked with the misuse of alcohol is the increased likelihood of a person abusing prescription drugs.

March 30, 2012

Drug Side Effects: The Role of the FDA

The FDA encourages consumer reporting of side effects because many adverse effects are not discovered until after the release of a drug.

March 11, 2012

Grapefruit and Prescription Medications

According to the FDA, Grapefruit juice and fresh grapefruit can interfere with the action of some prescription drugs, as well as a few non-prescription drugs.

March 4, 2012

Prescription and OTC Options for Treating Allergy Symptoms

While some allergies can be easily controlled, others are acute and sufferers are left with no choice but to seek relief in the form of OTC or even prescription medications.

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