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15 Jan: What You Should Know About Valtrex and the Spread of Herpes

If you’ve contracted herpes, you may feel alone or worried. However, it is one of the most commonly transmitted diseases, with one out of six people carrying. So, there are plenty of others who know the pain and discomfort you’re feeling. You just have to be equipped with the right knowledge, so you can further prepare yourself for future outbreaks. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a great way to decrease the number of outbreaks from an infection. This oral tablet works to combat the herpes virus when it’s most contagious. You don’t want to run the risk of spreading to your significant other. So, let’s discuss what you should know about the disease and how medication can help. Staying Safe—And Open You…

26 Oct: Save money on popular meds as they go generic in 2010

We’re nearing the end of the year, and many people are already in open enrollment for next year’s health coverage, which means it is a great time to plan ahead for your 2010 drug expenditures. No, you can’t know every medication you are going to need, but if you are on a popular, patented maintenance drug such as Lipitor or Cozaar, you’ll be pleased to hear that their patents are expiring in 2010, opening the field for more-affordable U.S. generic versions. In the meantime, as you do your research, you will see that many are already available as generics, manufactured outside of the U.S. There is usually a considerable cost savings. Here are all the details of some of the…

26 Apr: “Your secret is safe … with Valtrex”

This drug parody ad makes an interesting point. Ads with a tagline of “Your secret is safe with Valtrex” actually might be a more effective way for GlaxoSmithKline to market the drug, considering how many herpes sufferers are reticent to share their condition with their partners. The ads could be done by the same agency that does the “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” ads. It would be morally and ethically WRONG, of course — but we are talking about Big Pharma here. It would at least be more true to life than the current overly-earnest approach — always featuring both partners smiling and talking pleasantly to the camera. A good shouting match might be more appropriate. People really…