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Life Threatening Allergies? Get An EpiPen Before The Shortage Hits

Healthcare & Insurance

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

Healthy Living

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

Pharmaceuticals

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

Healthy Living

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

Pharmaceuticals

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

Pharmaceuticals

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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Name-Brand Versus Generic Medications: Big Difference?

Pharmaceuticals

The world of prescription medications can be hard to navigate, but it’s so important that you know what you are putting into you body and how those drugs will affect you. And it’s not as simple as picking up a prescribed medication and  BAM your cured— you have options regarding the medicine you take. Many […]

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How to find the lowest prescription price with or without insurance

Healthcare & Insurance

It’s a question we find we’re all asking a lot lately – how much does a prescription cost? The answer? It varies. Prescription drug costs vary widely, mainly because there are so many brands and generics out there. That’s not the only reason though. We’ll cover other reasons for why drug prices vary, but we’ll […]

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Ever wonder why pill bottles are orange? Here’s your answer.

Pharmaceuticals

It’s something you don’t really think of, until someone asks the question. Why are pill bottles orange? Pill bottles are translucent orange to mimic amber-colored bottles that used to be used years ago. The orange coloring helps keep UV light from damaging the medications that are kept inside the bottle. Medications can be photosensitive, meaning […]

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