Tori Marsh - July 26, 2018
Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long will hopefully bring many generics to the market soon. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 20, 2018
While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair every day, if you are experiencing excessive hair loss or balding, the medications you are taking could be to blame.
Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss:
1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 15, 2018
The first thing to understand about testosterone replacement is that oral testosterone (pills taken by mouth) doesn’t really work because it is broken down so quickly by the liver. The solution to this problem involves patches, gels, shots, and even nasal sprays. Here are your options, with some new players in the game.
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 07, 2016
Last year we heard the warnings about testosterone therapy in men after studies found an increase in cardiovascular risk. Well, a new study has shown that the delivery method of testosterone matters: injections, gel, or patch. Use of testosterone injections is associated with the greater risk of heart attack compared to gels.
Elizabeth Davis - August 12, 2015
It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.
Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 14, 2014
There is a new option for treating testosterone deficiency in adult men. I know, there are already gels, patches, injections and adhesive patches you stick on your gums (Striant) but apparently, we need one more and . . . wait for it . . . it’s a nasal gel. Natesto is the first nasal testosterone gel approved in the United States for the treatment of male hypogonadism and testosterone deficiency. Natesto is a metered-dose pump applicator that places the gel into the nostrils. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 04, 2014
The news flash many folks saw recently was that testosterone replacement caused a 35% increase risk of heart attack. Given results of this and another recent study, the FDA has stepped in to investigate. If you are a man on testosterone replacement do you need to worry?
The FDA is currently evaluating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in male patients taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The FDA stepped in because of two studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among male patients prescribed testosterone therapy. See More
Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013
For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.
What are Express Scripts and Caremark?
Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More