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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: How Can We Help Our Patients? 3/17/2016

Proper foot care can help prevent many complications associated with this condition.

Nonprescription Treatment Options for Migraine 1/20/2016

Combination products are more effective than any of the components alone in comparable doses.

Self-Care Options for Insomnia 11/16/2015

Nonprescription sleep aids should not be used on a long-term basis.

Nonprescription Management of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis 9/15/2015

Self-treatment with OTC vaginal antifungals is appropriate only for uncomplicated infections.

Allergic Rhinitis and Intranasal Corticosteroid Sprays 7/20/2015

Two new products for allergy relief are now available without a prescription.

Advising Patients About Cold Sores 4/16/2015

After 27 years with U.S. Pharmacist, Dr. Steve Pray is retiring from this column.

Treating Arthritis With Nonprescription Products and Devices 3/18/2015

OTC options for osteoarthritis include thermotherapy and external and internal analgesics.

New Statin Risks and the Battle for OTC Status 2/18/2015

Attempts to switch cholesterol-lowering medications to nonprescription status have proven unsuccessful.

Advice for Patients With Tremor 1/21/2015

Self-help techniques may provide some relief from symptoms such as shaking.

Examining Nonprescription Options for Heartburn 12/17/2014

Various antacids and acid reducers are available to treat this common GI ailment.

Preventing Abuse and Addiction With Nonprescription Products 11/17/2014

Drug abuse is not limited to illegal or prescription drugs. Some OTC products, such as cough and cold medications, can be abused as well.

Philanthropic Pharmacy: Helping Patients in Need 10/16/2014

The experience of providing services in a free health clinic can be especially rewarding for pharmacists.

Self-Care of Rhinitis During Pregnancy 9/17/2014

Some women may develop nasal congestion due to their pregnancy.

Urinary Tract and Kidney Warnings on Nonprescription Products 8/20/2014

Pharmacists can help patients decipher a product's label warnings to determine appropriateness for use with prostate or kidney issues.

Proper Use of Nonprescription Nasal Sprays 7/17/2014

Four types of OTC products are in common use—corticosteroids, nasal decongestants, saline, and cromolyn sodium.

Counseling Patients With Ingrown Toenail 6/19/2014

Patients frequently are reluctant to seek professional treatment for this painful condition.

Pediatric Fungal Infections 5/16/2014

Several nonprescription products can be recommended for treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm).

Advising Patients About Sinus Infections 4/18/2014

Instead of self-treating sinusitis, patients should visit a physician for a differential diagnosis.

Safe Self-Treatment of Headaches 3/19/2014

Most types of headaches can be treated with nonprescription analgesics.

The Link Between Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease 2/19/2014

Pharmacists can recommend dental intervention and appropriate products to patients.

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