Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh, emeritus professor of public health and pharmacy, and dean emeritus, The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence. He is also a faculty member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

COVID-19

Coronavirus Update: Make Sure You Have Enough Medication on Hand

As the global effects of the new coronavirus are being felt, there are concerns that drug shortages may occur. Who is most at risk—and what to do…

Medications

Drug Recall Alert: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Medications

Prescription medications can play a vital role in keeping you healthy. But when a drug recall occurs, you need to take quick action. How to stay safe…

Medications

When Your Medication Makes You Gain Weight

Medications cn help us fight diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions. But weight gain can be a troublesome side effect. The ones to watch...

Medications

Is Your Medication Making You Suicidal?

The use of certain common medications is linked to suicidal thinking. Find out which ones you need to beware of...

Medications

Dizzy? Light-Headed? It Could be Your Meds

Read the package insert for any medication and you’ll likely see dizziness listed as a possible side effect. Still, few…

Medications

The Overdose Danger

With drug doses, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work... When you get a new prescription, the first thing your doctor does…

Medications

A Shocking Side Effect of Everyday Drugs

You won’t believe how these medications can mess with your mind… You wouldn’t be surprised if a narcotic painkiller made…

Medications

What’s Really in That Generic Drug?

They're cheaper but can be inferior to brand-name drugs... Generics cost 80% less, on average, than brand-name drugs. They contain…

Medications

Time to Go Off That Drug?

Here’s how to do it safely… It’s easy to figure out how to take a medication. You just read the…

Medications

When a Patch Is Better than a Pill

Topical Medications Often Are Safer for Treating Pain, Depression, Alzheimer’s Disease and More If you take medication, chances are it’s…