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What is a good speech topic regarding pharmacy

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by DustinfromCA, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. DustinfromCA

    DustinfromCA Member

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    Hi I'm in a communications class and I have to give a speech topic about anything I want. I want to give a speech on something pharmacy related though.

    My last speech was a persuasive speech on choosing generics over brand name drugs.

    Does anyone have a good speech topic? It needs to be deep enough so I can talk about it for 10-12 minutes and it needs to be relevant to my audience (19-22 year old college students).

    Thanks a lot guys for any ideas
     
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    Abuse of scripts and associated contraindications
     
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    How about Plan B? The pros/cons/indications/time frames of effectiveness/ways to access availability, etc..

    Finally, you could mention the current controversy within the federal govt & the political machnations in attempting to make it OTC which brings up political motivations with regard to what drugs are licensed & readily made available in the country.

    It might be hard to cut it down to 10-12 min, but you could try. It would certainly be relevant to the 19-22 yo college student!

    edited to add: communications is all about how you present your topic to your target audience. This topic is spun as many times as one can spin it to fit an audience - a good topic not just from a pharmaceutical perspective, but also from a communications perspective.
     
  5. DustinfromCA

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    AGH Thats awesome!!!

    Thanks a lot I love that topic :D :D
     
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    Ok.. Information technology utilizing computers and barcodes revolutionized our retail industry. Look at Wal-Mart. If you used your credit card to purchase something, Wal-Mart knows what you bought, when, where, and what you were wearing when you were there.

    At many hospitals, sometimes we're not really sure when Mrs. Jones received her Prinivil 10mg..and we have to rely on written documentation of a very tired and un-enthusiastic nurse who's been fighting radiology, pharmacy, housekeeping, materials management, and rude physicians all day long.

    Hospitals are now just starting to catch up to retail industry.... 25 years behind.

    Wouldn't you think that the healthcare industry should be the one leading the country in technology to provide better care of customers?

    Unfortunately NO. :thumbdown:
     
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    Healthcare isn't profitable :scared:
     
  8. Jennay41

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    I was in a similar class last semester and I talked about the new psuedophedrine laws and meth precursor act which were pretty new in Illinois at the time, there was also a federal law passed pretty recently. I'm not sure if home meth labs are as big of a problem in California (is that where you're from?) as they are here in Illinois. There are lots of good distrubing images involved with meth production and use so it should hold their attention pretty well.
     
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    The postulate of Physician Persuasion:

    As the length of Sepracor's drug reps skirts decreases, the number of Xopenex scripts increases.
     
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    LMAO!!! you gots potential...come work for me. :laugh:
     
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    How far away is Dallas from Austin? I'm visiting this Winter. Maybe I'll drive around and rape your women....er...uh...take pictures. That reminds me....those little fascists are going to charge me $25 extra a day to rent a car because I'm 23. I can dispense Morphine and tell old people with alzheimers how to use a glucometer, but renting a car is a little too much of a task for me. You darned old people and your rules.
     
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    Austin to Dallas is about 3 hours..give or take an hour depends on the traffic.

    Come take a tour of our facility. I'll take you to a PF Chang's down the road.

    Then I can drop you off at the D&B.
     
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    Only if you use company money and consider it a "business lunch." That would be hilarious.
     
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    mmmm...It's always business lunch when I take someone out for lunch...

    and I don't see how that would be considered hilarious...

    Hilarious would be you trying to fit into my estrogen rich environment..
    Hilarious would be your roaming eyes in our hospital...
     
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    Women actually get along with me rather well. They call me "essentric" and it grants me greater license to be a little bastard. "Oh, Mike, hehe, he's crazy!"

    You know the gay guy that got to grope those women on the red carpet? It's the same concept but substitute gay with crazy, grope with make fun, and red carpet with work.
     
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    Oh, I'm not a sexual harassment liability, either!

    And I make a mean Philly Cheesesteak.
     
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    I aint worried about you sexually harrassing anyone..I'm more worried about you getting sexually harrassed...
     
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    Interesting. We'll talk in December...
     
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    I don't know what it is... but why are there so many single nurses? :cool:
     
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    Because they are all holding out for a physician.
     
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    Hey I was going to do Plan B, but then i realized it might be too controversial for my teacher. He said DON"T do abortion because you can't change people's minds about it and I was worried of maybe venturing into that territory if I did plan B.

    What about if I did a persuasive speech on how some herbal medications can be dangerous and you should watch out?
     
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    I must say that WVU and ZpackSux makes procrastinating studying even better!!! I love reading yalls stuff.
     
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    Yeah..but they go crazy over cute pharmacists..
     
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    Here to entertain...I do what I can.
     
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    Oh, and the uselessness of herbals is a good topic. Talk about the fruity herbalists and that nutjob Kevin Trudeau and his crackpot natural cures.

    I still think the skirt postulate is the best idea.
     

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