Elizabeth Davis - August 22, 2017
If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage – the “formulary” – changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.
Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 29, 2017
Doctors are commonly asked how to keep from spreading genital herpes from one partner who has it, to another who doesn’t, even without lesions.
Asymptomatic (no sores) shedding of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is known to occur. This means you can transmit HSV without having actual sores on your genitals—but you can take action to prevent transmission.
Let me start out by saying three important things:
- Condoms are the best way to prevent transmission. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 11, 2014
One million Americans get shingles, aka herpes zoster, each year. Early treatment is key. In addition to antiviral medications to shorten the duration of your shingles outbreak, you need to know about the dreaded—and most common—complication of shingles, which will occur in 20% of cases . . . post-herpetic neuralgia.
Shingles is a viral disease caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus that had remained quiet in the sensory ganglia since you were first exposed to chickenpox. 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
Roni Shye - June 27, 2013
Shingles (Herpes zoster) is viral illness that can occur later in life if you have had chicken pox (Varicella). It is a common illness in the elderly, and can cause significant discomfort. People with weakened immune systems are also more likely to get shingles.
Shingles occurs when the chicken pox virus reactivates in the body, leading to a blistering rash, nerve pain, and other nerve-related symptoms. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 06, 2013
It’s estimated there are 100 million episodes of oral herpes annually, so imagine the money we spend on herpes medications. Much of what I’m going to tell you will surprise you. Many patients with herpes lesions of their lips and mouth use topical creams or ointments to treat their sores. Turns out, they don’t work so well and they cost a lot. There is a lot going on here that you need to know.