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New Dosage Forms to Help You Take Your Medicine

Roni Shye
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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.
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Why Are These Medications Dispensed in Their Original Containers?

Roni Shye
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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

Bunavail: Newly Approved for Opioid Addiction

Roni Shye
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Bunavail (buprenorphine/naloxone), recently approved by the FDA, is a medication used to help with opioid addiction, along with counseling and support.

Bunavail joins other medication treatment options like Suboxone already available to help with addiction. Your doctor will be able to help decide which option is right for you.

When will Bunavail be available?
Bunavail is expected to launch late in the third quarter of 2014, around October. See More

“Tamper Proof”: The Hardest Opioids to Abuse

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Prescription drug abuse, as you know, is an epidemic in the United States. So, what are we doing about it? One of the new ways pharmaceutical companies are trying to help out is to make opioids with abuse “deterrent” properties. For folks who crush these opioids to snort or dissolve them to inject for quicker onset and a better high, it’s getting harder.

Here are the opioids that are hardest to abuse and why:

1. See More

Dropped by Insurance: Will Your Suboxone Be Covered in 2014?

Roni Shye
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Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.

We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. See More

Zubsolv: A New Tool in the Fight Against Opiate Addiction

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Methadone is no longer the mainstay of treatment for addiction from heroin and other opiates like Dilaudid, Oxycontin and fentanyl. The past couple years have brought newer medications, giving us more weapons in the war against opiate addiction.

Many of you have heard about Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) for the treatment of opioid addiction (see my previous blog: https://www.goodrx.com/blog/2012/07/30/know-about-suboxone). See More

The Drug Everybody Wants to Know About: Suboxone

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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There is a news story once a week about Suboxone. A pill to treat your addiction to pills? Is that madness? Is it different than methadone? There has been a lot of press about Suboxone, so here are the basic facts about this drug.

1. Suboxone is used in the United States for the treatment of opioid addiction. Examples of opioids you know are morphine, heroin, Dilaudid, Demerol and fentanyl.

2. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine (the opioid-like part) and naloxone (the anti-opioid part). See More

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