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Dr. Philip M. Diorio, MD
Dr. Philip M. Diorio, MD

My goal is to help patients achieve positive health outcomes. I help to spot potential drug interactions, understand the biochemical mechanisms of drugs, and counsel on how to use them. 
Dr. Philip M. Diorio, MD

About a Pharmacist

Traditionally, pharmacists have dispensed prescription medications, but they are also becoming involved in other areas of health care.

Pharmacists also provide expert testimony in trials. Many law firms utilize pharmacists to testify on drug effectiveness, safety, and quality of care. They can also be used as life coaches or business coaches.

Physicians and pharmacists can often share a similar role, but not all doctors are aware of the pharmacist's full abilities. They may also be too busy to engage in discussions with pharmacists.

Traditionally, pharmacists have been responsible for ensuring that prescription drugs are safe to dispense. However, many pharmacists are now also involved in prescribing medications. They can also be involved in administering immunizations and other medications.

Pharmacists may also become certified in specialty practice areas. In the United States, they can be certified by passing an examination administered by one of several credentialing boards.

Pharmacists are also well-positioned to make money through side hustles, such as creating an online support group for pharmacists or selling custom-made products. Pharmacists may also choose to create their own blog to promote their services.

What you should know about Naltrexone

Taking naltrexone is one of the most effective ways to stop opioid addiction. The drug blocks the euphoric effects of opioids and reduces the craving for them. It also helps you to avoid alcohol and other drugs. The drug should be used under the supervision of a physician.

Naltrexone is a medication that can be taken as tablets or injections. Both methods have serious side effects. It is important to take naltrexone as directed by your physician. Naltrexone has been used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence in controlled clinical trials.

Naltrexone is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in babies born dependent on opioids.

Naltrexone is also not recommended for use in nursing babies. It may pass into breast milk and can cause serious injury to the infant. If you plan to breastfeed, talk to your physician.

Naltrexone may have an adverse effect on your liver. If you experience liver problems, your physician may stop therapy. Naltrexone can also decrease the effectiveness of certain anti-diarrheal medications. It may also impair thinking. Naltrexone should not be used in conjunction with other opioid medications.

Naltrexone may also affect your breathing. It may also make you dizzy or sleepy. It may impair thinking and driving. If you feel like you are experiencing a serious reaction, contact your physician or go to the nearest emergency room.

Taking naltrexone is safe. But it is important to follow all directions on the prescription label and wear medical identification.