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CDC Confirms, Zika Has Been Sexually Transmitted in Texas

03 Feb: CDC Confirms, Zika Has Been Sexually Transmitted in Texas

Tuesday marks the day of the first day a case of Zika being locally transmitted was confirmed in the United States. In Dallas, Texas, county officials announce that the disease was contracted locally by a person who was intimate with an infected person who had recently visited Venezuela Prior to this case, only two additional confirmed cases of Zika tied to sex have been documented. CDC continues to gather information As it continues to spread at an alarming rate, medical professionals continue to research the illness, risk factors and how it is spread. The person was infected with condition caused by sexual contact with a person with the mosquito-borne illness. The CDC hopes to provide more information on preventing the spread of the…

Top-10-Most-Important-Tips-for-Safe-Prescription-Drug-Use

01 Jul: Top 10 “Most Important” Tips for Safe Prescription Drug Use

If you’re looking to have a safer and healthier experience taking medication, here is a list of the top 10 “most important” tips for safe prescription drug use: 1) Keep An Updated Prescription Drug Worksheet If you really want to understand your medications and desire to prevent any possible adverse drug reactions to what you take, there is no more important step than this. It’s especially needed if you’re going to a doctor you haven’t seen before and they don’t have your medical history. It’s done by gathering all of your medications together and taking them to your primary doctor so a drug worksheet can be made. Make sure you even include over-the-counter medications as well to keep your doctor abreast…

Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

10 Mar: Pharmacy Spotlight: Canadian Pharmacy Meds

Canadian Pharmacy Meds is this month’s featured 5-star licensed online pharmacy. Canadian Pharmacy Meds is an online international pharmacy that offers a number of benefits to customers, including great savings, optimal online ordering, secure delivery fulfillment, wonderful customer service, and a exclusive Canadian Pharmacy Meds coupon code, read on to find out more! Canadian Pharmacy Meds Coupon Code Customers can save big on brand name and generic prescriptions. This pharmacy carries a “Lowest Prices Guarantee” seal on its site”, and they mean it. They offer up to ninety percent off the normal retail price of most medications. Additionally, you the reader, in addition to the already impressive savings offered by this pharmacy, can save even more using this exclusive Canadian…

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…

Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications Thanks to Online Pharmacies!

11 Feb: Americans Enjoy Increased Access and Savings to Medications

Fewer Americans Skipping Their Meds in 2014 With the high cost of prescription medications, many people have to face the tough choice between filling their supply of prescription medication or paying for essentials of life, like rent and food. Skipping doses of medication can be dangerous, lowering the overall efficacy of the drugs. Recent studies conducted by the Commonwealth Fund have reported the following alarming statistics: In 2012 roughly 50 million Americans, aged 19-64 years of age, skipped filling their scripts due to high cost. The numbers, slightly better in 2014, were still alarmingly high at 35 million people. Several factors are responsible for this increase in prescription obtainment: Obamacare has provided coverage for many, lower unemployment rates have translated…

How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

20 Jan: Here’s How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

If you are looking to the Internet for medication that you can afford and that is safe, you would probably like the security of knowing that you are looking at legitimate websites. For this reason, it can be extremely disturbing to know that there are fake online pharmacies out there. These websites are very dangerous, as they can compromise your health by sending medication that is substandard or counterfeit. Additionally, they can steal your identity. There are certain things you can do, however, to avoid these scamming fake online pharmacies. FDA Shutdown of Fake Online Pharmacies Back in June of 2013 the FDA’s International Operation Pangea VI shut down thousands of illegal online pharmacies, some of these being fake Canadian online pharmacies. These…

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…

Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

25 Nov: Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed on a daily basis, and when used under the right circumstances, they can help people recover from illness and even save lives, but it has been argued that they are over-prescribed. They can also have unwanted and very serious side effects that many people do not consider or realize when it comes to this type of drug. What to Watch Out For According to Jane Brody writing for The New York Times, the class of antibiotics that has some of the most severe side effects is also one of the most popular – fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones include drugs such as the well-known Avelox, Levaquin, and Cipro. Of these, Johnson & Johnson’s Levaquin was the top-selling antibiotic in 2010,…

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…

What is the Best Time to Take Your Medications?

22 Oct: What is the Best Time to Take Your Medications?

The majority of people tend to take their medication in the morning when they get up or at night when they go to bed. Taking medication as a part of a solid routine helps ensure the medication isn’t forgotten. Which makes complete sense, BUT that doesn’t mean that morning or night are the best times to take your medication. There are certain medications that are better taken at certain times of the day, according to the biological rhythm of your body and when that medication can be at its most effective. The following is a list of medications that are best taken at a certain time of day: Best Time to Take Asthma Medication Asthma medications taken orally, such as…

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…

Iodine - A Gorgeous New Website for Drug Information

01 Oct: Iodine – A Gorgeous New Website for Drug Information

What Target Did for Rx Bottles, Iodine Does for Organizing Drug Data The world of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can seem big and scary. Whenever a person needs medication for a disease, disorder, or other condition many questions come up. What are the drug options? What are the potential side effects? How much does it cost? Are there less expensive generic alternatives? How does the drug really impact people in their day-to-day lives? Fortunately, the power of the internet has once again made it possible for people to educate themselves and learn from each other. There is a new drug database called Iodine (www.iodine.com) that offers users a beautiful and interactive way to view data on the prescription and OTC medications, allowing…

18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

23 Sep: 18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

Have you ever had a charley horse that had you springing from your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever had a leg or chest muscle cramp that has hit during the day, making it difficult for you to work? Most people have experienced some kind of muscle spasms or cramps at some point in their lives and know how extremely painful they are. However, what many people may not know is that there are a number of common medications that cause muscle spasms as a side effect. That’s right! That midnight charley horse or chest wall spasm after you exercise might just be cause by the medication you are taking. Is Your Medication on the List? Here’s…

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…

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….

Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

27 Aug: Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

  Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones lose mass and tissue, leaving them weak and increasing the risk of fracture. If you live with the condition, then you know how much it can affect your quality of life. Fortunately, there are medications that can help slow down the progression of osteoporosis, but you need to know the facts before you decide which medication to take to treat the disease. Here are some facts about the different types of osteoporosis medications you can take. Bisphosphonates The most commonly prescribed medications for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates, which are designed to stop bone loss by inhibiting the cells that break down the bone. The first of these to be developed and approved…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

19 Aug: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than two million Americans and most of those suffering from the disorder are women. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body’s tissues, which most commonly affects the small joints in the hands and feet, although it can affect other tissues in the body. While the disorder generally begins after the age of 40, there are many women who are diagnosed with it earlier in life. If you are one of the women who have rheumatoid arthritis, then you know there are a number of medications that can help control the symptoms of the disorder. However, many of these medications are also dangerous to take during pregnancy. Types of Rheumatoid Arthritis…

Improper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

12 Aug: The Hidden Danger of the Improper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

  Do you have old prescription drugs lurking in your medicine cabinet, under your bathroom sink, or tucked away in some other nook or cranny of your home? If so, then you are not alone. It is common for people to have expired or unused medication at home. Perhaps the medication is one that is not used daily and has expired or perhaps it belonged to a loved one who has passed away. Regardless, having it sitting around the house is dangerous. It is equally dangerous to dispose of prescription drugs improperly. Whether it is time for spring cleaning or some other purge, many people tend to take this old medication and either flush it down the toilet or throw it in…

Canadian Pharmacies - Setting the Record Strait About Safety

11 Jul: Canadian Pharmacies — Setting the Record Strait About Safety

Millions of Americans turn to international sources for foreign medication, Canadian pharmacies in particular ranking high on the list. They’re close to home, extremely competitive in pricing when it comes to foreign drugs, and have strict safety regulations. However, the federal government for the United States uses plenty of scare tactics in an attempt to make American citizens steer clear of foreign drugs, even going so far as making it illegal to buy drugs from international sources. Because they do not have the official stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the door is officially closed for consumers in America. However, anyone with savvy and a pinched budget is likely to opt for Canadian pharmacies. The price of…

Women with High Blood Pressure May Increase Risk of Psoriasis

08 Jul: Women with High Blood Pressure May Increase Risk of Psoriasis

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is definitely a problem in the U.S. A whopping 31% of American adults have high blood pressure. It is interesting to note that in younger adults, men are more likely to suffer with high blood pressure, and in older adults, women are more likely to have it. However, there is new research that was conducted at Brown University and published in JAMA Dermatology that suggests that women who have high blood pressure have something to deal with that men may not; women have an increased risk of getting psoriasis. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects about 3% of the American population. It is a disorder of the immune system that results…

Celebrity Drug Overdoses

03 Jul: Celebrity Drug Overdoses [Infographic]

Celebrities Who Have Died from Drug Overdoses Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in America. Prescription drugs are easy to get addicted to and terribly hard to get over. In the United States, almost 290 people overdose on prescription drugs everyday. A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but it can still cause serious health problems and eventually lead you to your deathbed. These celebrity overdoses, whether accidental or not, is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Below is a list of celebrities who have died from drug overdoses. The infographic below shows just a few of those whose lives have ended early due to a prescription drug overdose. Also check out: 12 Accidental…

Prayer, Pain & Pills: Is Taking Medicine a Sin?

02 Jul: Prayer, Pain & Pills: Is Taking Medicine a Sin?

Thou Shalt Not Take Medicine: The 11th Commandment? Answering the question whether Christians should take prescription medicine doesn’t seem like it should be complicated. Yet Christians have found themselves in four separate schools of thought: Taking medicine is a sin because it shows a lack of faith in God. Taking medicine is misguided because disease is in the mind. Taking medicine is fine for physical problems, but mental and emotional should be handled as a spiritual problem. Medicine is a gift from God to help the process of healing when taken correctly. Christians Opposed to All Medicine There is the pietistic Christian who believe that if you take medicine, you lack faith. Christians depend on God only for healing, and if…

10 Over-the-Counter Drugs You Need to Avoid During Pregnancy

26 Jun: 10 Over-the-Counter Drugs You Need to Avoid During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, the list of forbidden things seems to grow and change as much as the unborn baby does. Many things are general knowledge, such as illegal substances, smoking and alcohol. It isn’t always considered, however, that over-the-counter drugs can be included in the things that can threaten your baby. Some OTC drugs should not be taken at all during the pregnancy and breastfeeding, while others are only safe to take during specific times of gestation. #1 Aspirin Aspirin is a common drug that is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is also often recommended in small doses during or as a preventative for heart attacks and blot clotting. There are many OTC drugs that contain…

Celebrities with Mental Illness [Infographic]

17 Jun: Celebrities with Mental Illness [Infographic]

  They are more than just a pretty voice, an acting talent, or a brilliant mind. Many celebrities and well-known people of today and throughout history struggle with mental illness, and relatively few people know, even with these individuals living in the public eye. These influential individuals lead incredibly successful lives regardless of having to live with what can sometimes be crippling illnesses. And these celebrities with mental illness are not the only ones who struggle with mental illness, of course. In fact, over 43 million Americans battle with some form of mental illness; fortunately, there are ways that people can cope with their illnesses and lead successful lives instead of allowing their illnesses to control them. Some people see…

8 Healthy Foods You Don't Mix with Medication

04 Jun: 8 Healthy Foods You Don’t Mix with Medication

We all know there is a lot of unhealthy food out there that we need to stay away from, but for those of us on certain prescription medications, there are some food you may be surprised to find that you shouldn’t be eating, foods that under normal circumstances are considered perfectly healthy. Let’s take a look at the top 8 foods you need to avoid while taking certain medications. 1.) Grapefruit A wonderful morning drink and refreshing in the summer, grapefruit and grapefruit juice must be avoided by anyone taking cholesterol drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin). Other drugs that react with grapefruit juice include Plendil, Sular, and Procardia. There is a component of grapefruit juice that can increase the amount of…

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…

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…

What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

01 Apr: What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

  Online shopping has become a regular part of people’s lives.  We purchase clothing, eye wear, books, vehicles, and even vacations online.  So why not purchase prescription drugs online, too?  Buying your prescription drugs online can be good for many reasons.  It can allow you to find better prices, remain anonymous, and give you the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your own home.  However, buying prescription drugs online is not as simple as purchasing a new pair of jeans.  You need to know how to be safe when buying your prescription drugs online. Safety First At eDrugSearch.com we take prescription safety seriously.  If you aren’t taking the right prescription drugs, you could literally be playing with your life. …

Online Pharmacies Canada

31 Mar: Affordable and Reliable –Thanks Online Pharmacies Canada!

  As I was going through my morning email this morning, I came across an email from an eDrugSearch.com member thanking me for helping her locate medication for her father online through the site, and saving her father $85 on his monthly prescriptions. She went on to say that the transaction went very smoothly, and if she would have known that it was so easy and safe to buy drugs online, she would have been ordering online years ago. I truly enjoy hearing positive feedback from our members, and the email got me thinking. The ones that should really be thanked are the great pharmacies in our database, that offer excellent prices and go above and beyond to help their…

31 Mar: Searching for an Accupril Discount? Look No Further!

  Hypertension is growing by the day and affecting more Americans now than ever before. Thankfully, scientists have developed new drugs to help cure the problem and relieve the painful symptoms. ACE inhibitors like Accupril, Lotensin, and Zestril work to treat hypertension and heart failure by relaxing blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump more effectively. The only bad thing about Accupril is the price. At Drugstore.com, the price for 20 mg Accupril is $167.69 for 90 pills, $335.92 for 180 pills, and $671.84 for 360 pills. If you are having to pay for your medication out of pocket, I can only imagine how hard it is to budget for this kind of expense. Luckily there are…

Why Mail Order Pharmacies Are On The Rise

29 Jan: Why Mail Order Pharmacies Are On The Rise

With the abundance of online and mail-in pharmacies in the marketplace today, many people are considering whether it’s a good idea to switch out of their traditional pharmacy routine. Online pharmacies can present several benefits for users, and this article addresses some of the biggest questions and concerns that users have when making this transition. Are Mail Order Pharmacies a Good Idea? A mail order pharmacy is a perfectly good substitute for an in person pharmacy, and it has some benefits over other types of pharmacies. They can certainly save time, as trips to the pharmacy are not needed. Individuals can set up a routine, where payments are processed and medications sent at the same time each month. Because they…

Money Saving Tips: How to Buy Prescription Drugs in Canada Safely

10 Jan: Money Saving Tips: How to Buy Prescription Drugs in Canada Safely

Brand name prescription drugs are known to be a lot cheaper in Canada. Since this country is so close to the United States, most people are tempted to buy their prescription drugs there to save a lot of money. However, before you consider buying prescription drugs in Canada, there are some things that you should know about . . . Why Drugs are Cheaper in Canada Many foreign countries, including Canada, control the pricing of drugs. Due to the fact that they have national and universal healthcare, they are often able to negotiate the prices, keeping them very low compared to the United States. Since the United States doesn’t have any pricing control, the prices will be all over the…

2 Simple Steps on How to Read a Doctor's Prescription Correctly

10 Dec: 2 Simple Steps on How to Read a Doctor’s Prescription Correctly

Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like you need to be a medical school graduate to decipher a doctor’s prescription. Overbooking of appointments and handling of heavy caseloads often reduces the amount of time a physician can spend with each individual patient, which may leave the patient feeling confused about what solutions were recommended for them. Many times when a prescription is offered, it is done so quickly and without much explanation. In order to avoid having more questions when you leave the doctor’s office than you had when you arrived, follow these two simple steps on how to read a doctor’s prescription: 1. Ask for Clarity Probably the most important—as well as the simplest—way to read a doctor’s prescription…