Month: September 2012

Asthma sufferers not only deal with a chronic problem but the high cost as well. When it comes to asthma there are quick-relief inhalers and long-term controller inhalers. Once your doctor has decided you need a long-term control inhaler (not just your albuterol inhaler), you will be faced with a choice of three. All three… Read More

An extreme life-threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, from a bee sting or food allergy requires quick attention to save lives. Epinephrine auto-injectors (the EpiPen being the most common) are the best treatment for anaphylaxis. Severe allergic reactions from food allergies are more common than ever, so we need to make the EpiPen cheap, accessible, and less… Read More

Women have fallen in love with estrogen patches instead of pills for hormone replacement therapy, yet are continually stung by the cost. There is now a generic option for an estrogen patch that has become a game changer, so let’s get to know our options. Estradiol is used to prevent osteoporosis and relieve symptoms associated… Read More

And away we go! Another weight loss drug, Qsymia, has won FDA approval. Surprise! The “new” medication for weight loss is a combination of two existing medications. On the heels of Belviq, a weight loss medication approved a month ago, we now have a combination of phentermine and topiramate (Topamax) called Qsymia. Qsymia is a… Read More