Katie Mui - November 03, 2017
Watch out—birth control is getting political again. And even if you avoid politics, you’ll want to pay attention.
Recent changes to the Affordable Care Act mean that employers are no longer required to cover birth control as part of preventative care. This means that if you’re a woman and have health insurance through your employer or school, like Catholic university Notre Dame, your access to contraception may disappear in the next few months. See More
The GoodRx Pharmacist - April 18, 2017
If you have ever experienced a serious reaction to a medication, you are not alone. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine reported that more than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions occur each year. The FDA keeps track of these serious events through a reporting system and releases them quarterly. This system, the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), is a database that contains information on adverse events and medication error reports that have been submitted. See More
The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 20, 2015
Medications these days are not only limited to traditional routes like taking a pill by mouth. A variety of new and improved dosage forms have been created with your best interests in mind.
If you have trouble remembering to take your medication, or for example, if you’re a diabetic who doesn’t like needles, one of the newer dosage forms just might be right for you!
What types of new dosage forms now exist?
- Iontophoretic transdermal systems
- Long-acting injections
- Inhaled medications
- Dissolvable tablets and films
Are there advantages to using these newer forms?
Yes—some of these new forms can help you resolve common issues like:
- Problems swallowing medication. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 27, 2015
Medications certainly aren’t the only thing that will cause hair loss, but they are often overlooked. If you feel like you are losing your hair, one of your first steps is to look at your medication list. You will also pay attention to other well known causes including poor diet (caloric or protein restriction), major illness or surgeries, major psychological stress, significant weight loss, chronic iron deficiency, thyroid disorders, and childbirth. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 09, 2014
I did not choose OB/GYN as a specialty but I will never forget my OB/GYN rotation in medical school, scrubbing into surgeries (exploratory laparotomies) for women with endometriosis. Tissue from the lining of the uterus, with a classic appearance to the naked eye, covering the bladder, colon, fallopian tubes, etc. To see what this looked like was dramatic. Endometriosis is a condition that causes painful periods for many women. See More