Month: December 2013

In a non-diabetic person, insulin is released from the pancreas with each meal and it helps the body either use or store the glucose it gets from the food. Patients who have type I diabetes don’t produce insulin, and must inject themselves with insulin to mimic the body’s natural process. Type II diabetics, on the other… Read More

Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year. We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture… Read More

Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year. We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture… Read More

The newer anticoagulants like Xarelto (rivaroxaban), known as Factor Xa inhibitors, save you from repeated blood tests for INR checks that you will need while on Coumadin (warfarin). Many folks wonder how they can change from Coumadin to the newer medications. First, who can use Xarelto? Xarelto is a pill approved for use in folks… Read More

There are several different medications on the market that can help you manage your diabetes, and insulin is an important part of that regimen, used to control type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes that isn’t being adequately managed by oral drugs. There are a few types of insulins available, categorized by how quickly they… Read More

Our offices are packed with folks “gettin’ things done” before the end of the year because they’ve met their deductible and, well, things are “free” now. Here are the things you can think about cramming in before 2014 starts. 1. Take a shot! Vaccinations. Make sure your Tdap, Zostavax, Pneumovax, Influenza, Hep A and B… Read More

Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and hot flashes are some of the many issues Cymbalta helps you tackle. The cost, however, has been a real issue for patients. Now, you’re good. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta, duloxetine delayed-release capsules. Several different drug companies had their… Read More

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The FDA recently approved two new oral medications that can be used in combination with the current antiviral regimen or to replace the injectable component of the regimen, peginterferon alfa. The two new products are Olysio (simeprevir) capsules and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) tablets. Both work by stopping the replication of the Hepatitis C virus. Olysio 150 mg… Read More

The unsightly appearance, pain and swelling that may result is when folks seek treatment for varicose veins. When the valves in the veins don’t work well, varicose veins are the result. While invasive treatments like vein stripping used to be the treatment of choice we’ve made huge advancements in this area, and now comes one… Read More

The newly redesigned iPhone app is now available in the app store! The new app is faster, easier to use, and has more features. You can now save your searches for easier access, view side effects and pill images, and find news and information about your prescriptions, all from your phone. Check it out and… Read More