Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, clinical pharmacy faculty affiliate in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Arizona, ­Tucson. OLLI.Arizona.edu

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Fake Drugs

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | January 5, 2022

As the cost of drugs skyrockets in the United States, Americans are increasingly turning to the Internet to look for…

Coronavirus Update: Make Sure You Have Enough Medication on Hand

Coronavirus Update: Make Sure You Have Enough Medication on Hand

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | March 26, 2020

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…

Drug Recall Alert: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Medications

Drug Recall Alert: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Medications

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | December 17, 2018

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…

When Your Medication Makes You Gain Weight

When Your Medication Makes You Gain Weight

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | July 18, 2018

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

Is Your Medication Making You Suicidal?

Is Your Medication Making You Suicidal?

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | February 13, 2018

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

Dizzy? Light-Headed? It Could be Your Meds

Dizzy? Light-Headed? It Could be Your Meds

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | June 30, 2017

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

The Overdose Danger

The Overdose Danger

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | January 6, 2016

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

A Shocking Side Effect of Everyday Drugs

A Shocking Side Effect of Everyday Drugs

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | February 18, 2015

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

What’s Really in That Generic Drug?

What’s Really in That Generic Drug?

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | December 12, 2014

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

Time to Go Off That Drug?

Time to Go Off That Drug?

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | May 3, 2013

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

When a Patch Is Better than a Pill

When a Patch Is Better than a Pill

Jack E. Fincham, PhD, RPh | December 13, 2012

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