What Did We Learn From Pharmasim? In our experience with Pharmasim we learned that Marketing decision making must be very sensitive and responsive to everything going on in the industry which is very complex. Consumer responses to marketing tactics can be volatile and unpredictable and no idea is guaranteed to work well. Marketing is a matter of meticulous research, assumptions, planning, and volatility at times. Overall we took away two major points: 1) that it is important to consider the product lifecycle in evaluating how to promote businesses and, 2) that the “Sweet Spot” as a competitive advantage should be the greatest point of consideration when evaluating how to best gain leverage to beat the competition in the minds of
Medication Administration The intended use of medications is meant to improve a person’ health, it is very important the individual administering medication or self-medicating use the drugs correctly, by following the doctors’ instruction for the medication prescribed. Medication is given to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Medication can be very dangerous, which can potentially cause harm or even deaf if it’s not used properly.
Other situations that could arise could be around a young adult not wanting to take their medication but not understanding the importance of the medication and the consequences of not taking it, if it is for something like epilepsy or depression.
Because prescription drugs allow for a multitude of quick benefits, doctors are beginning to unnecessarily overprescribe medications to their pediatric patients. Of these prescription drugs, opioid pain killers, antibiotics, and psychiatric medications are the most commonly overprescribed in child care. For example, opioid prescriptions have increased 300 percent in the past seventeen years (Boerner 20), over 50 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written each year (Murray 266), and 6.4 million psychiatric prescriptions are given to children between the ages of four and seventeen each year (Johnson 19). The overprescribing of these medications leads to children experiencing unnecessary side effects, increases the chances of addictions, and encourages drug resistance. In this essay, I will be proposing that there should be a (i) government enforced set of extensive regulations and checklists that each patient must fulfill before receiving a prescription and (ii) governmental laws prohibiting careless prescribing by doctors and hold doctors more accountable for the prescriptions they write.
Rationale 1b: The provision of written medication information given to the patient helps significantly in cases of medication non compliance (McGraw & Drennan 2004). This is because it aids in memory retention and presents patients with access to a reliable source of concise medication information, particularly if the patient needs to be reminded of certain aspects (Gorgos 2006). These written medication information sheets need to be provided in the patients primary, dominant language because it reduces the difficulty and limits barriers to patient understanding (Gorgos 2006).This is important because this intervention aims to increase a patient’s understanding of their medications, and when a patient feels more competent with the use of their medications, reduced
Best Practices to adopt whenever administering medication Andrew Pfaff Nightingale College of Nursing Pharmacology 210 Mr. H 11/24/2017 Best practices to adopt whenever administering medication. Introduction Safe medication practices are key to every nurse since it results to safe medication administration. When medication is not administered correctly it results to adverse drug event which refers
Some schools obtain written parental notifications acknowledging that the school bears no responsibility for ensuring the medication is taken. Some schools keep over-the-counter medications on stock for school nurses to administer on an "as needed" basis. If schools opt for such a program, require written parental permission that allows nurses to have the discretion to administer these medications. Notify parents in writing whenever medications are given. Have a physician-approved protocol for each medication that is kept in stock and place a limit on the frequency a medication may be given without a physician's note or prescription. From my research through the Jenks High School student handbook, I saw that Tylenol and Ibuprofen: are available upon request by students if parent/guardian permission was given on the Enrollment Form. Homeopathic and herbal medicines may be given by the nurse if the medication is FDA approved and if the medication and the requested dosage is age appropriate according to the directions on the manufacturer’s label. This medication policy has been established to maintain the safety of all students. It
In the curriculum it says that the medication aid is legally responsible for their own actions. The other legal responsibilities/ abilities include; working under a RN/LPN, to administer various kinds of medication including oral, topical, and vaginal, name a few, to perform certain procedures if we are taught to and
The purpose of medicine is as contested of a notion as the term patient. While there are certain ends in which it is clear that medicine seeks to achieve, controversy often arises over how medicine chooses to achieve these certain goals. One such controversy is the treatment of patient-symptoms, more specifically, the role of medication in treating patients. The purpose of this essay is not to discuss the general issues of prescribing medication. Rather, the purpose is
Prescription medications are intended to help individuals not create new problems. When an individual is diagnosed with ADHD they often seek medical attention. Medication will often be prescribed to help this individual manage their ADHD symptoms. However, many of the medications used to treat ADHD are stimulants. These stimulants can have adverse effects on the human body. There are hidden dangers when using ADHD medications such as side effects, addiction, and classification.
Everyday there are children receiving some kind of prescribed drug for psychological problems such as ADHD,anxiety disorder,autism,and many other disorders.However, children that are given prescribed drugs are usually given to them for convenience rather than necessity.Providing a child prescribed drugs at such a young age can lead to problems with their health in the future as well as other harming side effects,also nutrition is often overlooked and drugs prescribed may be doing more harm than good.Further more, children that are diagnosed with a psychological disorder and receive public assistance are more likely to receive off label medication which can be more dangerous. Therefore, children are not capable of sustaining the effects of prescribed medication because some children may be overdiagnosed and drugged for “parent convenience” ,there are dangerous long term side effects to some of
College students usually take prescription stimulants orally and illegally. College students are usually stressed out about getting the best grade they can possibly get in a class. Students usually don't get enough sleep because of the constant need to finish papers and/or he or she is procrastinating. There aren't as many college students who are experimenting and getting high nowadays rather, the motives for taking these prescription drugs is so that one can have more concentration while studying because their future rides on how well they do in college. More of adolescents are the ones who are experimenting and taking drugs that have not prescribed for them, just so they can achieve or experience a certain feeling (Hamilton, 2009).
I agree with Robinson’s statement regarding that ADHD is not an epidemic. I do agree that kids are being put on ADHD medication more frequently which may be a result of “boring material”. I like how he added that a solution could be to engage the students more rather than
Even though many people may need medication to function a daily basis. When taking the right amount, taking the right dosage, and taking it properly. People who had serious illnesses no longer have the illnesses, and preventing the illness from returning. Meaning such as people with cancer or who just
Introduction Today in the 21st century the roles of pharmacist have expanded tremendously. Before pharmacist had the role of solely dispensing drugs. Pharmacists were limited to only being regulatory or clinical pharmacist. Back then they were called medical purveyors who were much like today’s regulatory pharmacist and hospital pharmacist who are similar to hospital pharmacist. Now pharmacists carry many roles in healthcare. Pharmacist can play roles in public health, community, health systems, state, and federal government.