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The FDA Push for More Generics

by pharmacy on March 21, 2018

generic pillsThe high cost of prescriptions has been the bane of American society for a long time. We have watched so many people struggle to afford their medicines, make decisions over healthcare, and eat too often. For the pharmacist, it can be heartbreaking to watch our patients struggle to make ends meet and take care of themselves. The FDA has taken great strides to push for easier access to generics and we will soon see the snowball effect of their efforts. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacy Trends of 2018

by pharmacy on December 27, 2017

2018 pharmacy trendsTrends typically come and go, but it’s not necessarily true for the pharmaceutical sector. Things move at a slower pace due to setbacks and slow research. However, there are some changes coming in the next year, and here is what you need to look out for. [click to continue…]

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Puerto Rico drug shortageHurricane Maria was no kind stranger to Puerto Rico in September. We have watched in horror as people have struggled to rebuild. At the time of this writing, 70% of the country was still without electricity. One of the biggest concerns is getting medications into the country for those in need. Who would’ve thought we also need to worry about drug production? [click to continue…]

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New Treatment for Batten Disease

by pharmacy on October 11, 2017

Batten DiseaseWhen children get sick, it can be a scary endeavor. When it’s a rare genetic disease, it becomes a devastating nightmare. A young boy, at four years old, is currently battling Batten disease that also took the life of his six-year-old brother just a year ago. Thanks to a new drug, recently approved by the FDA, there is hope for his survival. That survival will come with a lot of effort, time, and energy. We can only imagine how his family is enduring this situation. If any of your pharmacy clients have Batten disease, here is some information you can share with them. [click to continue…]

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medication cost savingsWhile families are struggling to make ends meet, having their medications cost nearly as much as their mortgage is causing a lot of financial hardship in our country. The AARP recently released a study that found the cost of specialty drugs rose by nearly 10% in 2015; to be fair, some commonly used generics also dropped by 19% during the same time period. [click to continue…]

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The Fight Against Heart Disease

by pharmacy on August 30, 2017

heart disease treatmentHeart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the US, regardless of race. It has been the number one killer for the last 80 years. Despite the fact that it’s so deadly, we are finally seeing fewer people die each year from heart disease. What are we doing that is working? [click to continue…]

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