Mark’s Musings

Read the latest musings from the RxProfessor Mark Pew, our senior vice president of product development & marketing.

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A Happy, Healthy Life Starts With You

This week I want to share two articles about being a happy and healthy you. The first article discusses ways to wire your brain to have happy thoughts and focus less on the negative. The second article is about self-care and how one woman is practicing self-care every day in her journey of recovery. Below …
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The Road to Resiliency

This week I want to share two articles about resilience. The first article discusses why some of us crack under stress while others thrive. The second article takes a look at a study that shows online resilience training programs can be effective for building resiliency in employees. Below are these articles and my thoughts on …
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A Healthy Lifestyle Is Key

This week I want to share two articles about the importance of wellness and adopting a healthy lifestyle. The first article examines a study about employee wellness programs and their long-term impact. The second article discusses the risk and benefits of using statins to reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular problems. Below you’ll find …
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Employer Drug Testing: Will It Continue?

This week I want to share two articles, both on the topic of employer drug testing policies. The first article is about the trends in employee drug test results. The second article is about drug testing policies of companies and how times are changing from zero-tolerance to “look the other way.” Below you’ll find these …
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A Healthy Life Can Start Anywhere

This week I want to share three articles I came across in the past week. The first article is about lessons of resilience we can derive from a basketball team. The second article is about a study showcasing how much money in healthcare Americans could save by being prescribed fruits and vegetables. The last article …
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Guidance on Dangerous Medications

This week I want to share two articles about news surrounding different types of drugs. The first article is about a new study that is examining opioid use for people with acute spinal pain. The second article is about the new classification of Gabapentin and Pregabalin to a Class C controlled substance in the United …
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The Complexities of Tapering Polypharmacy Regimens

This week I want to share two articles about the complexities of tapering polypharmacy regimens that include opioids. The first article is about using a mix of alternative methods to help treat chronic pain while also reducing the use of opioids. The second article examines the myths surrounding tapering opioid therapy and tips on how …
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Our Mind’s Role in Wellness and Health

This week I want to share two different articles about our mental and physical health. The first article is about the importance of mental health and how it affects us physically. The second article is about the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and how he dealt with his chronic pain and illness using psychological techniques. Below …
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Patient-Centered Care and Opioids

This week I want to share a video and article about the subject of opioids and chronic pain treatment. The first is a video that showcases a small county in Minnesota and how they have approached prescribing opioids in a different way. The second is a draft report that recommends additional approaches to treating acute …
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The FDA’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic

This week I want to share two articles about opioids and how the FDA plays a part in their approval, regulation and maybe even their problem. The first article is the transcript of an interview by CBS’ 60 Minutes with a drug manufacturer about the FDA’s role in the opioid epidemic. The second article is …
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