Category: FDA

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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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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

Opioid use disorder, also known as opioid addiction, is a chronic disease that changes the brain. This disease is characterized by a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to significant impairment or distress. More than 2.5 million patients in the United States are diagnosed with opioid use disorder, making it important for health care providers… Read More

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Having a chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma, COPD or HIV can cost a pretty penny. Since these diseases are not easy on the pocketbook, it’s not surprising that many Americans often times choose between eating and the paying the bills or being able to afford their medications. In an effort to reduce the cost… Read More

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This year’s flu season was one of the worst we’ve seen in some time, and it’s still not quite over. While the flu shot wasn’t as successful as we hoped, there is good news for next year’s flu season – nasal spray FluMist will be available. For the past two flu seasons, the Advisory Committee on… Read More

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Asthma is a breathing problem in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Inhaled asthma medications have greatly improved throughout the past decade, and a popular asthma medication Qvar is getting a makeover.     Qvar will now be available in an easy-to-use device known as… Read More

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Recently, Endo Pharmaceuticals has decided to stop the manufacturing of their needle-free migraine medication, Sumavel Dosepro. According to Endo Pharmaceuticals, the discontinuation of Sumavel DosePro was a business decision and not related to quality, safety, or efficacy concerns.    What is Sumavel DosePro indicated for? Sumavel DosePro was approved in 2009 for the acute treatment of migraine, with or… Read More

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Atorvastatin (Lipitor), always on the top ten most commonly prescribed drugs, is used to lower cholesterol and often gets a bad rap. Muscle pain and cramps, diarrhea, and stomach upset are adverse reactions known to occur with atorvastatin and those deserve attention for sure. But, studies suggest that only around 50% of patients who receive a… Read More

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If healthy lifestyle changes like diet and exercise haven’t been enough to help you shed those pounds, your doctor may suggest that you turn to a weight loss medication, like Contrave. While patients may only take it for a short period of time, out of pocket costs for Contrave can reach well beyond $600 per… Read More

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Manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of fluoxetine (Prozac), used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic attacks. Why was fluoxetine recalled? According to the FDA, one of the ingredients used to create the 10 mg fluoxetine tablet was not up to FDA standards. While the use of the product is not… Read More