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Generic EpiPen Availability: How to Get the FDA-Approved Generic Epinephrine Shot

Generic EpiPen Availability: How to Get the FDA-Approved Generic Epinephrine Shot

In August, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new generic version of EpiPen, an epinephrine injector used to treat acute allergic reactions. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is behind the new generic epinephrine injector and successfully developed two versions in 3 and 15 milligram strengths. The Need for Immediate Allergic Reaction Treatment Millions […]

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Compounding Pharmacy Shipping to Washington State

Compounding Pharmacy Shipping to Washington State

Do you live in the state of Washington, and have you been looking for customized medication solutions? For instance, does the dose of your medication seem inadequate, or do you hate the way you have to take the medication, such as the taste? The Compounding Pharmacy of America offers you a number of options to […]

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How Tennessee Counties Ranked for Health and Healthcare in 2017

How Tennessee Counties Ranked for Health and Healthcare in 2017

While we know a variety of factors are instrumental in assuring good health, not every area in Tennessee has equal access to the opportunities that promote healthy options and assure optimal health levels. As awareness increases throughout the state, so does the likelihood of communities coming together to strategize and promote the reduction of statewide […]

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The Rising Cost of Medication and Why Compounding Makes More Sense

The Rising Cost of Medication and Why Compounding Makes More Sense

You never know what brings people to try a compounding pharmacy, but it usually involves their quest for truth.  One of our patients, Eva, is a case in point. Her story will probably feel familiar to you because in a way, we all live this. You see, what your insurance company doesn’t want you to […]

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Common Medications Prescribed for Tourette’s Syndrome

Common Medications Prescribed for Tourette’s Syndrome

A person with Tourette Syndrome (TS) can have trouble with involuntary muscle, phonic, and behavioral outbursts. Controlling these symptoms is achievable with help from the right prescription drugs. These prescriptions can be life-changing for children with TS who may otherwise struggle in school, work, or social situations. Yet parents sometimes have difficulty getting their children […]

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EpiPen Price Gouging

EpiPen Price Gouging

For years, the EpiPen has been the go-to emergency device for preventing anaphylactic deaths. These easy-to-use tools cost less than $100 for a set of two in 2007 when Mylan acquired the rights to EpiPen, and Heather Bresch assumed the role of chief executive officer. Since that time, Bresch has enjoyed a nearly 700% salary […]

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New Training Program For Pharmacists Targeting U.S. Opioid Epidemic

New Training Program For Pharmacists Targeting U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Though drug addiction has been a constant problem, the United States has recently faced an epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. Opioid overdoses totaled over 28,600 in 2014, 19,000 of which were due to prescription opioid painkillers; the rest were due to heroin use. Many individuals become addicted to the opioids they have been […]

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Breaking News: 5 Promising Drugs Just Approved

Breaking News: 5 Promising Drugs Just Approved

Predicting which drugs will get the approval from the FDA and also generate significant sales is not an easy task. Sometimes, drugs look promising but are not approved by the FDA. Other times, the drugs are given the green light but don’t have as big of an impact on the bottom line of pharmaceutical companies. […]

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$750 Drug Costs $1 When Compounding Pharmacy Gets Involved

$750 Drug Costs $1 When Compounding Pharmacy Gets Involved

Recently, the public was shocked to learn that the price of one previously inexpensive medicine, Daraprim, was going to be increased from the sum of $13.50 per dose to $750.00 per by Turing Pharmaceuticals, after the company bought the rights to distribute the medication. Daraprim is a type of anti-parasitic medication used for the prevention […]

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American Pharmacists Month – Know Your Pharmacist & What They Can Do For You!

American Pharmacists Month – Know Your Pharmacist & What They Can Do For You!

October is American Pharmacists Month and during this time we focus on the important contributions that pharmacists make to helping us stay healthy. They are an important part of our health team, just like our doctors, dentists and other people who help to take care of us. Why You Should Get To Know Your Pharmacist […]

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