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Affordable Pet Medication: Ways to Save Money on Pet Medications

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It happened – you took Fido in for his annual checkup and he was diagnosed with diabetes. The vet wrote a diabetes prescription for your best friend and now you have to worry about affording it. We get it – pet medications can be expensive. You don’t have to worry about high costs when it […]

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Life Threatening Allergies? Get An EpiPen Before The Shortage Hits

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ EpiPen Auto-Injectors are currently in shortage, the FDA announced on May 9th. According to the FDA’s website, the shortage isrelated to manufacturing delays, but says the product is still currently available. On May 7th, the organization known as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), called upon the FDA to investigate the EpiPen shortage. […]

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Blood Thinners and Dangerous Side Effects You Need to Know

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Anticoagulants or blood thinners can save your life by preventing a heart attack or stroke caused by artery-blocking blood clots, but there are dangerous blood thinners side effects that you may not know about. Each year, about 2 to 3 million people in the United States will need to take a blood thinning medication, according […]

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Study shows some are more likely than others to get unneeded antibiotics

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Antibiotic resistance is quickly becoming one of the world’s most pressing health problems, and the misuse and overuse of antibiotics are key factors contributing to the problem. And new research has found certain people have a higher risk for being prescribed antibiotics they don’t actually need. White adults and children, along with people with private insurance and […]

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The FDA is Saying The Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids

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The popular botanical drug, kratom, is now considered an opioid, according to an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week. Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement with promises of helpingt manage pain and boost energy. Why […]

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Prescription drug abuse: The most commonly addictive drugs

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Between 30-50 percent of people who take medications under a medical prescription in the United States don’t do so in the indicated manner and have an addiction to them. Statistics from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) show that 52 million people have used prescription drugs without needing them at least once in their lives. […]

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Opioid Painkillers: 10 Tips on How to Use Opioids Safely

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Addiction to opioids — painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and fentanyl — have recently garnered mainstream attention as fatal overdoses to the medications have hit epidemic proportions. According to the New York Times, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50, with the majority (more than six out of […]

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Why the price for a common arthritis painkiller has gone up by nearly 2,000 percent

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Well, it just keeps happening. Another painkiller drug price has seen an unbelievable increase. This time, it’s an arthritis painkiller and the increase is around 2,000 percent over the course of five years. What changed? The drug’s rights were acquired by a new company. That’s about it, as far as we know. The Irish drug […]

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Formulary exclusions for 2018. Was your drug’s coverage dropped?

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Insurance companies modify their drug formulary every year, around this time. Express Scripts, who is responsible for 83 million insurance plan members’ drug coverage, got the ball rolling by announcing their drug formulary exclusions for 2018. View Formulary Exclusions List Here Why do I need to know if my formulary has changed? It’s important to […]

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Why are you peeing so much? It might be your prescription medications.

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If you suffer from incontinence, you know the stress and embarrassment that it can cause. You could just be asking yourself, “Why am I peeing so much?” If you’ve been suffering from increased occurrences or if you’ve been heading to the bathroom more often than usual, it might not be all that water you’ve been […]

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