Why are Medication Costs Different from Other Countries, Even if They’re Manufactured by the Same Company?

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The list prices for U.S. drugs are generally the highest among all developed countries per a poll published in November 2016 by Kaiser Family Foundation. In Canada and other developed countries, the same prescription drugs — manufactured in the same factories, by… Continue Reading…

Flu Season

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As flu season quickly approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic is still running rampant in our communities, emergency physicians are urging people to get their flu shots. The upcoming flu season combined with the pandemic can overwhelm our health-care systems.  … Continue Reading…

Generic Vagifem To Treat Menopausal Symptoms Now Available

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Menopause can be a big shift in a woman’s life. Sometimes it causes vaginal changes that can be bothersome to most, such as dryness, pain and bleeding during intercourse, soreness, itching, painful urination, or irritation. In medical terms, this is… Continue Reading…

When to Consider Moving on To Trigger Shots for Fertility Treatment?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, 12 percent of women ages 15–44 in the country have trouble getting pregnant. Infertility can result from problems in males and females. Most doctors recommend seeking treatment if… Continue Reading…

From LA Times: Vaccine maker got $1 billion from taxpayers. Now it’s boosting drug prices

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WASHINGTON —   One of the world’s largest drug companies has been aggressively raising prices even as it received hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. government aid to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The multinational pharmaceutical firm raised prices in a way… Continue Reading…

How to Safely Wear, Store and Clean Your Face Mask

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Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing face masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings, it’s important to… Continue Reading…

With U.S. Border Closures by Covid-19, How Will Americans Afford Prescription Medication?

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With U.S. Border Closures by Covid-19, How Will Americans Afford Prescription Medication? The U.S. borders to both Mexico and Canada will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least September 21 and this timeline may be extended again by then.… Continue Reading…

Is Tasigna (Nilotinib) Being Prescribed for Parkinson’s Disease?

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Tasigna (nilotinib), an approved leukemia medication was being tested as a repurposed treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a small pilot study in 2016. This study found Tasigna to be safe, as well as suggested an increase in the levels… Continue Reading…

Eye Drops for Glaucoma

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What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is almost always caused by too much pressure inside one or both eyes. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) can damage the optic nerves, which are the information pathways between the eyes and brain. There are two major… Continue Reading…