Safely using over-the-counter pain meds

By: Priscilla Harrison

Q: Are over-the-counter acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications safe for older adults? A: Yes, non-prescription over-the-counter (OTC) medications are generally safe for older adults, but should still be used cautiously in some individuals. Options for OTC pain management can be broken down into two categories: acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... READ MORE

Should you get the new shingles vaccine?

By: Amanda Johnson

Q: At a recent visit, my local pharmacist asked if I was up to date with my vaccinations. He told me there is a new shingles vaccine that was recently approved. Do I need this vaccine? What do I need to know about it? A: In October, the FDA and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) approved a new adult vaccine called Shingrix. The Shingrix vaccine is given to help prevent shingles and... READ MORE