Publication date: 
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017 9:45am EST ·

Controlling Cholesterol with Statins

Information from the FDA, including commonly asked questions about cholesterol and statins: 1. What are statins? How do they work? 2. Why is it important to keep cholesterol levels in the blood low? 3. I’ve heard about “good” and “bad” cholesterol. What’s the difference? 4. I thought a healthy diet and regular exercise would keep my cholesterol in check. Not so? 5. I’ve heard that there are some risks to taking statins. Should I be worried? 6. I’ve heard you shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice if you’re taking a statin. Is that true?

Publication date: 
Sat., Apr. 1, 2017 4:45pm EDT ·

Addressing nonadherence among older adult patients with high blood pressure

NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.