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smart pill

17 Dec: The First Smart Pill? Why Abilify Is Taking Medication to New Heights

The smart pill is here. No, not the one that turns you into an intellectual superhero like it did for Bradley Cooper in the movie Limitless. The one we speak of is more along the lines of a digital pill. It comes equipped with capabilities that allow physicians to confirm patients are actually taking their prescriptions. And this makes a lot of sense in certain scenarios. For instance, a schizophrenic must take their daily dose to prevent psychotic episodes. But let’s take a closer look at the smart pill and how it’s changing the future of the medical industry. Why Is the Smart Pill Important? Let’s give some perspective to the concept of using smart pills. When patients don’t take…

open enrollment

22 Nov: Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

If you’re enrolled in Medicare then pay attention. Every year Medicare has an open enrollment period. This year it’s from October 15 through December 7. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to switch your Part D prescription drug plan, or change your Advantage Plan provider, or move from Traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. Bad choices during open enrollment result in higher premiums and more out-of-pocket expenses. If you miss a deadline, you could be without coverage, lose a tax break or even face a penalty. Let’s break it down so you can save money and avoid problems. Part D and Advantage Plan Changes Did you know that Advantage Plan and Part D providers can change coverage rules every…

flu season

06 Nov: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Fluzone Shot During Flu Season

Wanting to actually avoid the flu this fall and winter? It is definitely possible to make it through the holidays without coming down with a fever and chills! The best way that you can fend off the flu this flu season is by getting a Fluzone shot. There are many benefits to getting a Fluzone shot that goes beyond just keeping you happy and healthy during flu season, which generally runs from October to March. Read on to learn more about why you should go out and get your Fluzone shot today. 1.) The Fluzone Shot is the Best Way to Keep You Flu-Free This Flu Season It’s that time of year when flu shot signs start appearing in front…

Humira cost

02 Oct: 5 Ways to Instantly Lower Your Monthly Humira Cost

Did you know that there are many different ways you can get help with your Humira cost? No matter your healthcare situation or income level, you can find a plan that works. Treating arthritis can get expensive. There are doctor visits, time off work, and many other pricey factors when it comes to working with this long-term challenge. Fortunately, paying full price for Humira doesn’t need to be one of those challenges. Here, we’ve put together the top 5 ways people get help paying their Humira cost. Read on to find out which one is best for you! 1.) Humira Protection Plan One easy way to pay less for Humira is to sign up for the company’s card plan. The…

Jerome Kagan ADHD fraud

28 Feb: Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says The Truth About ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

Have you ever seen your child’s high energy and thought something was wrong? Maybe you brought them to a doctor. The doctor put them on medications. All of this treatment to help “cure” your child? Right? Well you may be shocked to learn that Harvard trained psychologist, Jerome Kagan believes the modern diagnosis ADHD is a mere invention, rather than a serious condition. Jerome Kagan, Renowned Harvard Psychologist You might be asking yourself, “Who the heck is Jerome Kagan? What gives him the right to speak about my child that way?!” Since 1963, Jerome Kagan has become one of the most famous psychologists. According to Wikipedia, Jerome is ranked 22nd most eminent psychologist of the 20th century. This is all thanks to his…

How To Afford EpiPen

27 Aug: EpiPen Epidemic: Here’s How To Afford EpiPens Now That They’re $600

EpiPen—a drug produced by Mylan pharmaceutical has been recently increased by 400% since 2007. With everyone talking about the Epipen price increase, few seem to be addressing a solution to this Epipen epidemic, until now… Here’s How To Afford EpiPens Now That They’re $600 EpiPen Alternatives If you don’t mind using an alternative an easy solution is to find a lower priced alternatives, such as: Adrenaclick – this drug has 0.3 mg per dose for the adults and 0.15 mg per dose for the children, contents that are similar to those of EpiPen. This makes Adrenaclick a perfect alternative. Epinephrine (an authorized generic) – this drug has similar contents to EpiPen and Adrenaclick, including 0.3 mg per dose for adults and 0.15 mg…

12 Ways to Save Money on Your Diabetes Medications

21 Dec: 12 Ways to Save Money on Your Diabetes Medications [Cheat Sheet]

Diabetes is a condition that affects more than 29 million people in the United States or upwards of 10% of the American population. While the number of those with diabetes is on rise, the medical industry continues to bring out fresh medicines such as the new insulin product Toujeo and an empagliflozin/metfomin combination called Synjardy. While these new medications are improving the quality of life for those with diabetes, they are not low-cost! According to research, an American with diabetes can expect to spend twice as much on medical expenses as someone without the disease, or approximately $8,000 a year. In addition to paying for test strips, diabetes medication, and doctor visits, diabetes costs can include money lost due to…

Top 10 Expensive Drugs With Cheaper Alternatives

16 Jul: Top 10 Expensive Drugs With Cheaper Alternatives

When should you opt for the brand name expensive drugs and when should you consider a cheaper generic option? The answer, surprisingly, is more often than you think! The truth is, more physicians and pharmacists are actually recommending that their patients opt for cheaper generic drugs as opposed to brand name expensive drugs. They are the same quality and are just as effective, but they don’t come with a fancy unnecessary price upgrade. Don’t Take That Expensive Drug—Take This Generic Instead! In this post, learn about 10 expensive drugs that you can substitute with equally effective yet much cheaper generic drug alternatives. For your convenience, we have linked to all medication prices listed within the eDrugSearch database that will help you save even more—up…

Post-Nasal-Drip-Cough-Medicine

25 Mar: Post Nasal Drip Cough Medicine that Actually Works

People who have a post nasal drip cough should realize their condition is now being called upper airway cough syndrome (UACS). This is a situation where a person has a cough for a long period of time with nasal congestion. It is often caused by mucus dripping down the back of their throat. This causes a person to have a regular sensation they must clear their throat. UACS can cause a person to have a hoarse voice as well as wake up in the morning with something noticeable in the back of their throat. UACS can result from a person having an allergic or a nonallergic reaction to something in their environment. It could also be the result of sinusitis….

Thyroid Medication Not Working? These Drugs Can Cause Interactions...

05 Mar: Thyroid Medication Not Working? These Drugs Can Cause Interactions…

Most patients being treated for hypothyroidism are prescribed levothyroxine, also known as Synthroid, its brand name. In fact, nearly 12 percent of women are on the drug for life. Most commonly caused by autoimmune thyroiditis, hypothyroidism is defined by thyroid underactivity. Thyroid Drug Interactions If you aren’t feeling optimal despite receiving thyroid replacement, you may be experiencing the effects of thyroid drug interactions. In some cases, the cause of thyroid medication not working is reduced absorption because of these interactions. All patients being treated for hypothyroidism should receive regular lab tests to monitor TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone. If TSH levels fluctuate wildly, getting thyroid medication levels just right can be more difficult. Thyroid drug interactions can result from use…

How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

25 Feb: How to Lower Rising Diabetes Costs

Approximately 9.3 percent of the U.S. population… Or 29 million Americans, currently have diabetes, and of those, one in four Americans are unaware that they are living with the condition. With so many affected by the disease, the costs of diabetes are becoming an increasing problem. More than 10 percent of healthcare dollars in the country are spent directly on diabetes and its complications, and as of 2012, the total healthcare costs for diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is an estimated $245 billion, a 45 percent increase since 2007. That figure includes direct costs of $176 billion in emergency and hospital care, diabetes medications, and physician’s visits, and according to the American Diabetes Association, each diabetic in America spends approximately…

Prescription Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing — Here's How to Save

18 Feb: Prescription Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing — Here’s How to Save

[fusion_text]By now, everyone is well aware of sharp increases in medical costs, but this alarming situation is most apparent in the form of high prescription drug prices. According to Truveris, a firm that analyzes prescription drug prices, in 2014, Americans paid nearly 11 percent more than the previous year. It’s no surprise that name-brand medications increased the most by almost 15 percent. Unfortunately, they’re not the sole reason for the price jump. In 2014, people paid five percent more for their generic prescriptions, which is believed to be caused by a lack of competition within the generic drug industry. The FDA recently imposed new quality control initiatives, which according to Truveris CEO Bryan Birch, cut into many generics manufacturers’ already…

Pharmacy Spotlight – Buy Low Drugs Online Pharmacy

28 Jan: Pharmacy Spotlight – Buy Low Drugs Online Pharmacy

This month’s pharmacy spotlight is shining on Buy Low Drugs online pharmacy. Buy Low Drugs is a top Canadian online pharmacy that is dedicated to keeping prescription costs as low as possible. With more than 10 years of experience in the online pharmacy industry, Buy Low Drugs knows how to help their customers save money. They are a fully licensed pharmacy that offers discount prescription medication as well as vitamins, supplements, over-the-counter medications, testing supplies, etc… Keeping Costs Low One of Buy Low Drugs’ primary goals is to save you money. They understand the value that generic drugs deliver in offering the same benefits and level of safety as their brand name equivalents while costing much less. They provide information on their…

Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

14 Jan: Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

  Previously, we talked about medication adherence in broad terms. In fact, we discussed how it isn’t simply a case of not remembering to take prescribed medication, that there are many factors that contribute to non-adherence. While this is true, we need to backtrack a little because a person’s memory does play a role in medication adherence. How Your Memory Works We remember information in pieces. As discussed in a recent Forbes article, a young person with a fully functioning working memory (the memory that is used when we are conducting mental tasks, such as problem solving) can remember 3 to 5 pieces of information at a time. As we age, our ability to remember information declines. This means the maximum capacity…

eDrugSearch.com's 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

09 Jan: eDrugSearch.com’s 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

  Aren’t you just a little bit curious to see what articles and infographics were the most popular in 2014? Here’s the countdown: 14.) What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications – Learn about the upside to taking heartburn medications, downsides and risks, proper diagnosis, and how to find the best price on your medications. 13.) 17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects – Let’s take a look at a few of these prescription drugs with bad side effects, what those side effects are, and what you can do if you experience any of them. 12.) Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications! – If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. But what if you can get your generic medications…

Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

23 Dec: Pharmacy Spotlight – Canadian Pharmacy King

  Each month we will be featuring one of our pharmacies so that you can get to know them better and this month’s spotlight is on Canadian Pharmacy King. Canadian Pharmacy King is a licensed Canadian online pharmacy that is motivated by the belief that every person should be able to access affordable prescription medication, no matter where they live. Canadian Pharmacy King has been serving customers for over 10 years and is certified through Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Benefits of Shopping with Canadian Pharmacy King Canadian Pharmacy King offers their customers a number of benefits. At the top of this list is the guaranteed lowest price on all prescription medications. They also refer to themselves as the King of…

Flu Season Tips Infographic

16 Dec: Essential Flu Season Tips [Infographic] to Keep Your Family Healthy

It is now December and the flu season has gotten off to a slow start this year. However, it is coming and already cases have starting popping up, so it is best to be prepared. The first thing that comes to mind when we think about preparing for flu season is to get vaccinated, but this year the flu vaccine may not be the best defense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a press release stating that that this year’s flu may be more severe and that this year’s vaccine may not be entirely effective. Guessing Game Every year, experts at the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) play an educated guessing game as to…

Medication Adherence Isn’t Just About Memory

02 Dec: Medication Adherence Isn’t Just About Memory

When we picture someone taking medication frequently, even on a daily basis, we often think of the elderly. We also tend to think of this age group when we think of medication adherence. However, its not just the elderly that have a problem with adherence to medication. Anyone who is taking medication for a chronic condition or illness is reliant of daily medication. This includes people who take Metformin or Amaryl for the treatment of diabetes, those who take Ridaura or Imuran to treat rheumatoid arthritis, or those who take daily Lipitor or Crestor to manage their cholesterol levels. People of any age can take these medications and any of these people can have trouble adhering to their daily regimen…

Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

18 Nov: Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

Cholesterol medications are taking by millions of people every day with the goal of lowering the level of “bad” cholesterol and increasing the level of “good” cholesterol in the blood. The Mayo Clinic has also indicated that cholesterol lowering medications might decrease the level of triglycerides, which is a type of fat, in the blood. However, these cholesterol medications bring with them potential side effects and everyone who takes them should be aware of these bad side effects. Types of Cholesterol Lowering Medications The Mayo Clinic has broken down the types of cholesterol lowering medication into eight subgroups. These are as follows: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor Cholesterol absorption inhibitors, such as Zetia Niacins, such as Niaspan Fibrates, such as Tricor and…

18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

11 Nov: 18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Empower Yourself to Save Money on Prescription Drugs! It’s no secret that prescription drug costs are out of control in the United States. Since 2000, drug costs have risen by an average of 10 percent every year–more than 3 times the rate of inflation during this period. Today, Americans pay more for their medications than the citizens of any developed country in the world. The unfortunate–and sometimes tragic–results of skyrocketing drug prices include consumers forgoing needed medications because they simply can’t afford them. This is particularly evident in today’s struggling economy. The problem of high drug prices most directly affects the 65 million Americans who don’t have prescription drug insurance. But even those Americans who have insurance are seeing co-pays and…

Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications!

05 Nov: Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications!

  There is an illusion out there that we all subscribe to that insurance saves us money on all of our medication costs. This is NOT the truth. Approximately 20% of Americans take at least five prescription medications per day. In addition, as much as 86% of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. are for generic medications and dozens of these drugs can be bought for less than the insurance co-pay that most people pay. WRAL News Investigates recently aired a segment in which Renee Chou reported on how many pharmacies are charging the $10 co-pay even when generic medications cost less. Are You Getting Ripped Off? If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. After all, $10…

Insidious Greed: How Big Pharma Rips You Off on Drugs

21 Oct: Insidious Greed: How Big Pharma Rips You Off on Drugs

Recently, through the launch of a new online database last week the U.S. government revealed that in 2013, doctors were paid roughly $380 million by medical device and pharmaceutical corporations for speeches and consultations, all within a five-month time frame. Big Pharma spends almost $20 billion annually marketing their products to doctors, which yields profits upwards of $300 billion per year in drug sales. A handful of these doctors were paid more than $500,000 apiece. Others were paid millions for the drugs and devices they helped to create. Doctors insist that this money doesn’t influence what they recommend to their patients. However, it’s extremely difficult to imagine what purpose the payments would serve if not to increase product sales through prescriptions. eDrugSearch.com has…

Some Good News for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries

14 Oct: Some Good News for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries

Last Thursday, the Obama administration announced that senior Medicare beneficiaries will pay the same premiums in 2015 that they are paying this year and the same as the premiums they paid in 2013. This is good news for seniors who use Medicare, most of whom will pay a premium of $104.90 per month. These premiums fall under Part B of the federal insurance program and affect people who are over 65 years of age. They cover visits to the doctor, outpatient care, and necessary medical supplies. What About Deductibles? Annual deductibles for the majority of people who fall under Part B of the Medicare program will also remain unchanged. It is currently $147 for most people and this will be the deductible…

The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

07 Oct: The Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment

  The past Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a segment “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” in which Leslie Stahl got down to the core of the high drug prices and the financial toxicity of cancer treatment. The focus was on drugs used in the treatment of cancer and how they are getting more and more expensive each time a new drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and released for use by the public. This isn’t the first time the high prices of these cancer drugs have been brought up as an important issue. There are a number of medical experts and doctors from around the globe who have been vocal about their concerns of the high costs…

New Study: Mild Hypertension Medication May Not Be Needed

16 Sep: New Study: Mild Hypertension Medication May Not Be Needed

  A whopping 40% of adults (that’s 67 million people!) throughout the world suffer from hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure. Over half of those people only have mild hypertension. However, in a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, a research team has indicated that the treatment of mild hypertension in patients at low risk of developing heart disease or stroke may be unnecessary. Their argument is not to leave hypertension untreated, but to determine at which level of high blood pressure treatment should begin for low-risk patients. A Little Background It has been widely accepted in the medical community for some time now that treating people for mild hypertension will reduce the risk of them…

Why Health Insurance Coverage Will Cost You More in 2015

12 Sep: Why Health Insurance Coverage Will Cost You More in 2015

  In 2015, you can bet on the fact that your health insurance coverage will cost you more. One year after the Affordable Care Act was launched both employees and employers are looking at increased costs for their health care plans due to the rising cost of prescription drugs. Whether you are considering drugs used to treat common chronic conditions or specialty drugs, prices are going up, up, up, a trend that has been going on for a number of years. According to Bloomberg, over 73 big-selling drug brands found the price increased in the U.S. by 75% or more since late 2007 for many drug categories. Commonly Prescribed Drugs These are the drugs that are prescribed to treat common chronic…

Making Sense of Your Medication’s Side Effects

02 Sep: Making Sense of Your Medication’s Side Effects

  Whether you are taking one medication or a number of different medications, you have probably looked at the list of potential side effects and felt very confused. Why? Because these medication side effects are confusing! You can have a medication that lists both diarrhea and constipation as potential side effects or both drowsiness and insomnia. How can people experience both of these at the same time? Well, they don’t, but all of the potential side effects listed are all of the side effects experienced during the clinical trials of the drug. So one person may have suffered the side effect of diarrhea and another might have had constipation. One might have become drowsy while another ended up with insomnia….

Generic Prices Are Going Up

05 Aug: Generic Prices Are Going Up . . . Say It Ain’t So!

  Generic medications have long been known to be the cheaper alternative for those people struggling with the cost of medication. Generic medications have come about with the expiration of brand name patents, allowing many drug companies to produce generic medications that are every bit as effective as their brand name counterparts at a fraction of the cost. However, the tides are turning and some generic medications are becoming more and more expensive, making the once affordable alternatives out of reach for some people who simply cannot afford the cost. Cause of Generic Prices Going Up Supply and demand most certainly plays a role in the increase in generic drug prices, with those medications that are in high demand winning…

5 Little Known Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

24 Jun: 5 Little Known Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

We know the cost of prescription drugs is increasing. It seems every time we turn around, one medication or another costs more. However, there are ways you can trim the costs and save money on your prescription drugs. Let’s take a look. 1.) Do Not Trust Discounts There are many drug manufacturers that will dole out coupons and discounts for their medications. They will supply doctors with these coupons, who hand them out willingly. While these discounts may seem like a good idea, they may not be as appealing as they appear. These coupons will save you money up front, but you might end up paying higher insurance premiums later on. 2.) Shop Around and Compare Drug Prices Many people…

Type 2 Diabetes: Oral Medications Rundown

05 Jun: Type 2 Diabetes: Oral Medications Rundown

Medical experts warn about an upcoming explosion in the number of people with type 2 diabetes. In response to this growing need, pharmaceutical companies have used their research and development departments to develop a number of type 2 diabetes medications that provide patients with a convenient way to manage blood sugar levels and avoid many of the complications of this disease. Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels rise to levels far above what is seen normally. Insulin, which is produced in the pancreas, helps to regulate the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. However, sometimes, the body produces no insulin and insulin must be replaced in order for the body to function normally….

New Report: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

27 May: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

  According to a new report, the cost of prescription medications may be higher under the Affordable Care Act. Individuals expected to be affected the most will be patients who have the Obamacare Silver Plan and may be required to pay more than twice as much out of pocket for their prescription drugs. Those under the Obamacare Silver Plan and who have high insurance deductibles already need to pay 100 percent of their care costs out-of-pocket until they reach their deductible amount. This amount can be as much as $2,000 in some cases, and the overall expense will surpass that of some traditional health insurance plans offered by employers. The new health insurance set-up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not completely negative. One…

9 Sure-Fire Prescription Drug Safety Tips That Work

20 May: 9 Sure-Fire Prescription Drug Safety Tips That Work

  It is important to keep you and your loved ones safe when it comes to prescription drugs. There are some simple yet effective prescription drug safety tips that you can take to prevent complications and other problems that may arise. Learn how to protect your family and yourself from possible interactions, abuses, and other problems. 1. Know the Source Many people look to save money by using an online pharmacy. This can be a very safe way to save money on some common prescriptions — as long as the company is reputable. There are some unscrupulous sites know as “rogue” online pharmacies that will sell you counterfeit drugs. These are very dangerous, as most are made with toxic ingredients. Do your…

Are You Prepared for the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs?

15 May: Are You Prepared for the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs?

Did you know that the cost of dozens of prescription medications has doubled since 2007? The rising cost of prescription drugs is a frightening thought, isn’t it? With many cancer drugs exceeding a cost of more than $10,000 per month and one cystic fibrosis medication costing over $300,000 per year, you might be happy if you don’t need those medications. However, more commonly-prescribed medications for everyday ailments have also increased in price significantly over the last few years. Why Prices Are So High You might wonder why drug prices are going up so drastically. After all, these aren’t necessarily new drugs and they haven’t made improvements to them. They are the same old drugs you’ve been taking for years. Take a drug…

A Christian-Based Online Health Community is Just Waiting for You

06 May: A New Christian-Based Online Health Community is Just Waiting for You!

The world of health care is vast, sometimes unpredictable, and nearly always unnerving.  There is so much information out there, so much to know, and so many people in whom you have to put your trust and even your very life.  When facing it on your own, it can seem overwhelming.  Fortunately, eDrugSearch.com can help.  Not only do we help you find the medication you need at a lower cost, we also offer the support of an entire community of people just like you. Sharing and Caring We are inspired by others.  It is important that you are able to connect with people who are going through similar situations, people who share the same values that you hold dear.  Our…

05 May: Has Big Pharma Really Taken Over Medical Research?

The creators of the new “Bought” movie are on a mission to answer the question once and for all — pulling the curtain back on Big Pharma’s insidious greed machine. “There is a story roaming through my head, one that’s insisting to get out. It was born in over 100 interviews with genuine, loving, caring health care professionals, researchers and advocates last year. We kept picking up a theme, a sense that the game was rigged, that we’d already played and lost but didn’t know it. Our health has already been Bought. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence.” The movie trailer begins at the 1:03 mark.

Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

30 Apr: Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

Asthma is a very common disease in the United States.  According to a 2013 article in The New York Times, more than 40 million people in the U.S. are affected by asthma.  The same article also talked about the rising costs of asthma medication prices in the U.S.  The medication for asthma comes in both pill form and as an inhaler.  While inhalers are commonly prescribed for the treatment of asthma, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011 proved that pills can be just as effective as inhalers.  Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your asthma medication prices and at the same time extend your supply, particularly when it comes to the pill form of the medication….

23 Apr: The Hidden Cost of Free Prescription Drug Samples

Regardless of where you are purchasing your prescription drugs, your prescription journey begins in your doctor’s office.  It is not uncommon for your doctor to provide you with free prescription drug samples when he or she is ready to start you on a new medication. However, while the drug sample may be free, it might cost you more in the long run.  Pharmaceutical companies spend billions every year on distributing free drug samples to doctors across the U.S.  This is a good way to introduce these physicians to a new type of medication and it is also a good way to get patients to purchase these medications right from the start. No Generic Free Samples The free drug samples that doctors…

Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

15 Apr: Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

Is it worth paying more for the name brand?  That’s a question people are always asking themselves.  Should I buy the name brand toilet paper or is a no-name brand just fine?  There are times when spending more on the name brand means you will receive a higher quality product.  There are also times when it doesn’t matter one way or the other.  After all, a plain white cotton t-shirt is a plain white cotton t-shirt, right?  So where do prescription and over-the-counter medications fall into this brand name vs generic drugs debate?  Fortunately, you will get the same quality in a generic version of a medication as you get with the brand name. Rigorous Testing Prescription and over-the-counter drugs…

There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

10 Apr: There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

Have you ever been told that you can’t take vitamin supplements with your medications or that you really need to be careful when doing so?  You certainly do need to exercise caution because the combination of vitamins and prescription medication can cause a myriad of problems, but vitamin supplements CAN be beneficial with prescription medications IF you take the right combination.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of a potent and beneficial combination of medication and vitamins. Antidepressants, such as Zoloft and Lexapro, are well-paired with the B vitamins, particularly vitamins B6 and B12. People taking Metformin for type 2 diabetes will do well to take vitamin B12 and fish oil. When taking antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin or…

Israel Leads the Way in Medical Innovation with Rivastigmine (Exelon)

07 Apr: Israel Leads the Way in Medical Innovation with Rivastigmine (Exelon)

Israel has become known for its innovation and technology. The company currently has the highest numbers of startups per capita, according to research. As one the major players in the technical innovation, the company has been instrumental in taking medical research to another level. Of particular importance is its contribution to Alzheimer’s research. Recently, the country recognized Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin for her role in creating the first FDA-approved medication for treating Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages. Made in Israel, Rivastigmine (Excelon) and Progress An estimated 4 billion adults in the U.S. have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Rivastigmine (Exelon) is one of the most exciting developments in treating Alzheimer’s disease Israeli researchers have been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for Medicine for…