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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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Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Did you know that what you eat can affect the way your medications work? Many people have prescribed medications for everything from an illness to high blood pressure. These medications can each have an interaction with the foods you eat. Some foods can intensify or weaken the medications you take which can be harmful 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 Guidelines For Pharmaceutical Sterile Preparations

The Guidelines For Pharmaceutical Sterile Preparations

Pharmaceutical compounding is a milestone for the health care industry and an immense benefit for its patients. The spectrum of patient conditions requiring this unique branch of pharmacy is wide, ranging from altered medication absorption to swallowing impairments. A compound pharmacy remains the last resort for many pharmaceutical patients who find out their medication was […]

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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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The Importance Of Sports Protective Eyewear For Children

The Importance Of Sports Protective Eyewear For Children

During National Sports Eye Safety Month, it’s a good time to think about eye safety for your children since many sports activities start up during spring: soccer, baseball, racquetball and lacrosse to name a few. Of course, sports are common through all four seasons and just about all of them can pose some risk to […]

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National Nutrition Month: Eating Mindfully, Tips For Healthy Eating Habits

National Nutrition Month: Eating Mindfully, Tips For Healthy Eating Habits

March is National Nutrition Month, which is an annually sponsored movement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month®. The campaign focuses on both nutrition education as well as information. Here at The Compounding Pharmacy of America, we want to celebrate nutrition and health this month and always. Eating well is much more […]

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Heart During American Heart Month

5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Heart During American Heart Month

During February, we not only have Valentine’s Day hearts on our mind, but it’s also a time where we can observe American Heart Month. The heart – the all-important muscle that beats in all of us is constantly working to pump blood to all of our organs, muscles and tissues throughout our lifetime. Without it, […]

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