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Dimethyl Fumarate
Specialty Drug

Tecfidera

DIMETHYL FUMARATE helps to decrease the number of multiple sclerosis relapses in people with relapsing-remitting forms of the disease. It is not a cure. Compare NRF2 activator.

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How Do I Say That? The Art and Science of Naming Drugs

Tori Marsh - March 30, 2017

Working with prescription drugs every day, I constantly find myself pausing over their obscure names that are oftentimes impossible to pronounce. Xeljanz? Idarucizumab? Tecfidera? How did these crazy names come to be, and who can we blame? I was interested, so I went down the rabbit hole…

Drugs have (at least) three names.

Right when a drug is developed, the naming process begins, starting with the chemical name. See More

Why Are These Medications Dispensed in Their Original Containers?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 24, 2015

When you pick up your medications at the pharmacy you may notice that they are typically dispensed in amber colored vials or plastic containers. You may or may not be aware that these amber colored vials are not the original bottle the manufacturer dispensed the medication in.

For the majority of medications, transferring them from the manufacturer’s original bottle to the pharmacy’s amber vials is not a big deal, and lets the pharmacy purchase in bulk (which is more cost-effective)—unless you are taking certain medications. See More

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