Author: Roni Shye

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Infants are exposed to germs that their newly developing immune system often cannot fight off on its own. In order to treat those nasty infections, many pediatricians will prescribe your child an oral antibiotic. But are these medications safe? Although these antibiotics have their benefits, there may also be some downsides to their usage. Recently, results posted… Read More

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This past April, the FDA issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure implantable permanent birth control device to ensure that women and doctors understand the risks of the implant. According to the FDA, women implanted with Essure have experienced severe adverse events like perforation of fallopian tubes, migration of inserts to… Read More

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In April, the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee met and recommended the approval for Epidiolex, the first plant-derived cannabidiol prescription medicine for use in the United States. While this is just one more step in the approval process, if the FDA approves Epidiolex in June, we could see it on the market in the coming… Read More

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Lamictal, also available as generic lamotrigine, is a common medication typically used to treat seizures or bipolar disorder. While Lamictal does have a black box warning, as it can lead to serious skin reactions, it also recently received a safety warning from the FDA. According to the FDA,  Lamictal can cause a rare but very serious… Read More

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You may or may not have heard of kratom before today; however, it has been a major area of focus recently for the FDA. Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It has been touted as an alternative approach to pain medication… Read More

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Spring-cleaning around the house doesn’t have to only mean dusting and sorting through old clothes to donate. If you are looking to do a deep clean this spring season you should consider looking in your medicine cabinet and getting rid of any products that are expired or unused. How? Through National Prescription Drug Take Back… Read More

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If you’ve ever taken a prescription medication before you may be familiar with the fact that medications can potentially run into issues and may not always be available. If your pharmacy has ever given you your medication and it looks slightly different from before, there’s a small chance that the medication change could be due to… Read More

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Long-acting insulins are only administered once or twice daily, and include drugs like Lantus, Toujeo, Basaglar, and Levemir. As of March 27th, we have a new one to add to the long-acting insulin family – Toujeo Max SoloStar. What is Toujeo Max SoloStar indicated for? Toujeo Max SoloStar is indicated to improve blood sugar control… Read More

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Erectile dysfunction treatments are some of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and on March 16, 2018, the FDA began warning consumers about dangerous unapproved drugs being advertised. These counterfeit drugs are advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction. They have been… Read More

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Plaque psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes thick, scaly, red skin which can be painful and itchy. Treatments for plaque psoriasis come in various types of forms including oral, injectable and topical. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment for you as no single psoriasis treatment works for everyone. Recently, Ilumya, was approved… Read More