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.
March 3, 2012

Use of SSRIs (Antidepressants) During Pregnancy

Prescription drugs and medications are often associated with many side effects and antidepressants used during pregnancy are no exception.

March 3, 2012

FDA Cites New Risks Associated with Statins

A recent FDA announcement will add new warnings to prescription statin drug labels and will affect tens of millions of Americans, both ill and at-risk.

February 25, 2012

The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

Statins are a class of drugs that work to lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood.  This is achieved by reducing the production of cholesterol within the liver. Statins have the potential to inhibit the risks associated with atherosclerosis when used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle choices. The benefits of statin drugs are not [...]

February 20, 2012

Talking To Your Doctor About Drug Side Effects

To prevent serious drug side effects, report everything to your doctor and never reduce or eliminate a medication without first consulting your health care provider.

February 15, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is not the same as drug dependence or addiction. With an addiction, you have a physical and psychological need for the drug.

February 9, 2012

Do Prescription Drugs Affect Learning?

Some commonly prescribed drugs and medications may affect learning immediately or in the future. Scientists and Researchers around the world have made it their lives’ work to find out.

February 3, 2012

Understanding The Directions on Prescription Drug Labels

When taking prescription drugs for an illness or injury, it is extremely important to understand the directions provided by a doctor or pharmacist

January 2, 2012

Top 10 Weirdest Prescription Drug Side Effects

Prescription drugs have many benefits but their accompanying side effects also ensure that doctors will never go out of business.

December 31, 2011

Side Effects Causing More Patients to Abandon Treatment

People who are taking medications that are often life-saving are beginning to abandon their treatments due to harsh and unwanted side effects.

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