Category: Prescription Drugs

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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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There’s an app for almost everything these days, and getting a prescription for your ailments is no different. Telemedicine – which let’s people find a physician, schedule an appointment, and get care all in the comfort of your own home or office – also allows people to get prescription medications quickly, without having to go… Read More

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Almost 18% of Americans take a supplement containing iron. If you are taking iron supplements for anemia from menstrual or gastrointestinal blood loss, intriguing new results suggest taking them every other day is better than every day. Here are the details. Doctors had been suggesting daily, or even twice daily oral iron supplements for iron… Read More

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With new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association, the goal blood pressure for all adults is now less than 130/80. The first number of your blood pressure, 130, is the systolic blood pressure and the second number, 80, is diastolic. It is estimated almost half of Americans may meet the criteria for high blood pressure (BP),… Read More

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) accounts for 70% of dementia. The brain affected by Alzheimer’s has two things normal brains don’t. The first is a build-up of protein fragments, called amyloid plaques, between nerve cells in the brain. The second is the tangling of a protein, tau, in nerve cells. Confusing, I know, but it’s why we don’t have… Read More

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If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may have heard of a device called a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). A CGM typically consists of a small sensor that’s worn on various parts of the body that can measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day. If you currently use a CGM, you… Read More

Prescriptions for asthma inhalers surged by over 40% in the San Francisco Bay Area in the month of last October’s Northern California fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, according to a GoodRx analysis of pharmacy data. In Marin County, inhaler prescriptions climbed by 78% in Oct. 2017, with prescriptions in Napa rising by 67% and… Read More

Americans fill a lot of prescriptions – more than 4 billion a year. And it turns out there are some interesting patterns in the state-by-state trends, looking at a representative sample of prescription fill data in the US. The most frequently prescribed drug in more than half the states is levothyroxine, used to treat thyroid… Read More

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Due to the severity of this year’s flu, pharmaceutical companies have been trying to figure out simplified treatment options for those that have contracted the flu, as well as preventative measures. However, there are also other companies out there that are trying to profit from consumers who have been affected by the flu, producing fraudulent flu products…. Read More

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If you’re over the age of 50, you may have started to experience some of those difficult menopause symptoms. Hot flashes, fatigue, night sweats, osteoporosis…not fun. Luckily there are medications that can help you through menopause. But are they affordable? One of the more commonly prescribed estrogens to treat menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis is… Read More