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Amneal Pharmaceuticals Joins the Market

by pharmacy on May 24, 2017

amneal pharmaceuticals nasal sprayAmneal Pharmaceuticals has been providing medicines since 2002 and has been acquiring other pharmaceutical companies since 2007. While they are not a “new” company, they have created their very first product in spray form. Jim Luce, Amneal’s EVP Sales and Marketing said, “As the first nasal spray product from Amneal, it stands as yet another example of how we continue to expand into new and more complex dosage forms.”

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has been a major provider of generic medicines, and their newest product is about to make a big splash. Mometasone furoate is a generic version of Nasonex and is used for the treatment of allergy symptoms. More specifically, it treats congestion, sneezing, and runny nose when the steroid is sprayed into the nasal passage. The cost of Nasonex can be overwhelming for Americans who do not have insurance. According to Good Rx, the most expensive price for Nasonex was $235 for 17 grams. Generic mometasone furoate can cost as little as $74. Seventeen grams is enough to give you about 120 doses. While that can last you one allergy season, it’s still a bit pricey for Nasonex. By Amneal providing another generic option, they can help drive the cost down and it makes it more accessible to folks who may not otherwise be able to afford these products. [click to continue…]

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The Cost of Medicinal Recalls

by pharmacy on May 17, 2017

cost of medicinal recallsWith the recent recall of albuterol inhalers, a voluntary recall by GlaxoSmithKline, pharmacies across the country are scrambling to get the word out. Medicinal recalls are one of the most concerning types of recalls that there are. One does begin to wonder what kind of impact a recall has on the pharmacy. [click to continue…]

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insulin resistant dietDiabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in our country, and it may feel like a death sentence for some who are diagnosed with the disease. But some patients with prediabetes or Type II diabetes are able to reverse insulin resistance and live healthier lives.  Pharmacists are in the unique position where they can help the doctor/patient team by offering support for a healthier diet. Here are some foods that are helpful in battling insulin resistance. [click to continue…]

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Does Your Pharmacy Offer Vaccinations?

by pharmacy on May 3, 2017

pharmacy vaccineVaccines are considered a safe, efficient, and cost-effective means to prevent disability, illness, and death from a variety of infectious diseases. Since 2010, it’s been the goal of the Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People program to improve immunization rates among those in the United States. This is especially crucial with the rise of immunization resistance by a growing number of people. The strategies include:

  • Improving the quality and quantity of delivery of vaccination services
  • Developing new and improved vaccines and improving the use of vaccines
  • Minimizing the financial burden of vaccinations for those in need
  • Improving vaccination coverage and disease monitoring
  • Increase community awareness, education, partnership, and participation

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The Science Behind Fish Oil for Asthma

by pharmacy on April 26, 2017

fish oil for asthmaAsthma is one of the most common breathing issues for millions of people in the US. Often, we assume people are using inhalers to help them get through the attacks. However, more doctors are looking at other ways of helping people treat their asthma. Today, we want to focus in on the natural treatment of asthma using fish oil. [click to continue…]

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The Restrictions & Stigma Behind Pain Meds

by pharmacy on April 19, 2017

chronic pain meds stigmaChronic pain sufferers rely on many opioid medications just to make it through the day on a slightly pleasant note. More often than not, their pain is curbed and yet still present. Now, with the US facing an epidemic of overdoses on opioid medicines and heroin, chronic pain sufferers are in a difficult position when it comes to their concerns and what to do about the situation. [click to continue…]

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