Dr. Lindsay McNair http://wrvo.org en Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy http://wrvo.org/post/clinical-trials-how-drugs-get-rd-your-pharmacy <p>It takes years for the medication you find in your neighborhood pharmacy to go through research and development. But it takes something more than that for those drugs to make it to your medicine cabinet – clinical trials and people willing to participate in them.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-lindsay-mcnair-named-chief-clinical-research-officer-for-wirb-copernicus-group-226884501.html">Dr. Lindsay McNair</a>, chief clinical research officer for WIRB-Copernicus Group, a leading independent institutional review board which provides human research protections and ethical research support in the field of drug development, describes how clinical trials work, who participates in them, and why.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. McNair.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49764 at http://wrvo.org Clinical trials: How drugs get from R&D to your pharmacy How should you make the medicine go down? http://wrvo.org/post/how-should-you-make-medicine-go-down <p></p><p><em>Capsules, chewable tablets, gel tabs -- Over-the-counter medications now come in so many different formulations, it's difficult to figure out what to take. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen....hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," Spoke to Dr. Lindsay McNair, a pharmaceutical physician and professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, about how to best take your medicine.</em></p><p>Lorraine Rapp: There are so many forms that these over the counter medications come in. What was behind their development?</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 43408 at http://wrvo.org How should you make the medicine go down? Take your medicine -- but in what form? http://wrvo.org/post/take-your-medicine-what-form <p>It can be overwhelming&nbsp; -- even for a well person -- to stand in the cold and flu aisle at the pharmacy wondering what version of a medication is best to take. Powdered packets, syrups, capsules, chewable tablets, gel tabs, dissolving tabs, coated pills -- there are endless options of ways for you to take your medicine. This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://equipoiseconsultingllc.com/lindsay-mcnair-md-mph">Dr. Lindsay McNair</a> helps us understand the significant differences in how these formulas work.</p><p><strong>(click on "Read more" for the podcast of this interview and more information)</strong> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:05:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 36487 at http://wrvo.org