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Medicine

Insulin Injections

Before giving an insulin injection, know the basics so you can set up and do it safely and with confidence.

Medicines for Diabetes

Whether your child is taking insulin or pills (or both) to control diabetes, it's important to learn how diabetes medicines work.

Medicines: Using Them Safely

Giving kids medicine safely can be complicated. Here's how you can help treat your child's illness while you prevent dangerous reactions.

MIBG Treatment for Neuroblastoma

MIBG is a molecule that doctors combine with low-dose radioactive iodine to look for neuroblastoma. Given with higher-dose radioactive iodine, it can treat this cancer.

Pharmacogenomics: How Genetic Testing Can Guide Medicine Decisions

Pharmacogenomics, or pharmacogenetics, is the study of how our genes affect our response to some, but not all, medicines.

Precision Medicine

Precision medicine is a new way to treat and prevent illnesses. It uses the differences in a person's genes, environment, and lifestyle to customize care.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is when someone takes medicines every day to lower his or her chances of getting HIV.

Reye Syndrome

Reye syndrome is an extremely rare but serious illness. Cases have dropped greatly since the finding of a link between the illness and aspirin use in kids and teens.

Taking Insulin for Diabetes

Some people with diabetes need to take insulin to help keep their blood sugars in a healthy range.

Talking to the Pharmacist

If your child is sick, you'll probably have many questions to ask your doctor. But have you made a list of questions and concerns to share with your pharmacist?