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  1. May 13, 2024

    Taking an Integrative Approach to PCOS Management: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects women of reproductive age worldwide. As healthcare practitioners, it is essential to adopt a holistic and integrative approach to the management of PCOS to address its multifaceted nature. In this blog, we will explore the principles of integrative medicine and provide practical strategies for treating PCOS from a comprehensive perspective.

    PCOS is not just about reproductive or hormonal issues; it involves a combination of metabolic, hormonal, and psychological factors. Integrative medicine views the body as a whole system, recognizing the interconnectedness of various physiological functions. By treating the underlying imbalances and supporting overall health, we can better manage PCOS and improve patients' quality of life.

    Integrative Treatment Approaches

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  2. May 08, 2024

    APC: Committee Member Spotlight

    Rachel Simmons, CSPT

    Stanley Specialty Pharmacy, Charlotte, N.C.

    What is your current role and how long have you been in it?

    I started working for Stanley Specialty Pharmacy in September 2012. So, this year will make 12 years. I am currently serving as General Manager.

    I started at Stanley as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in the compounding lab. I attended my first sterile compounding training course in 2014 and began working in the cleanroom. I was promoted to Lab Supervisor in 2016, attended my second sterile compounding course in 2017, received my Certified Sterile Pharmacy Technician license in 2018, and was then promoted to General Manager in 2020.

    Who inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

    My Dad was my biggest supporter. He always encouraged me to go after everything I've ever wanted in life. I've been fortunate enough over the years to have several amazing friends and mentors who have supported my personal and professional

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  3. April 25, 2024

    Revelation Pharma remembers Dr. Loyd Allen

    The Revelation Pharma family would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of Dr. Loyd V. Allen, Jr., on Tuesday, April 23, at the age of 80. Renowned for his pivotal role in the compounding pharmacy sector, Dr. Allen was widely respected as an innovative educator and a guiding light to many in the field. His demise marks a significant loss to the community he dearly nurtured.

    While Dr. Allen's career was distinguished by his role as professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma HSC College of Pharmacy and as the visionary CEO of the Midwest Institute of Research and Technology, he is perhaps most notably known for his role as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Pharmacy Compounding (IJPC), a beacon of knowledge and excellence in the industry. Under his stewardship, IJPC became the preeminent

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  4. April 24, 2024

    Magic potion potential? Let's talk about methylene blue

    By Tenille Davis, PharmD, RPh, BCSCP, FACP

    What if you were told there was a single drug that had been around for 100 years that acts as a potent antioxidant, improves mitochondrial and cognitive function and mood, and has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects? You’d hardly believe it because it sounds too good to be true. However, the synthetic dye methylene blue is used for all of these purposes — and more.

    Methylene blue is a blue dye and bioactive substance. The first synthetic drug developed in modern history and originally used in the treatment of malaria, it was first approved by the FDA to treat methemoglobinemia, a rare blood disorder that affects how red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medications. Now, it is better known as a fish tank antiseptic and a dye for blue jeans.

    It has been used for many different illnesses and conditions over the

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