5 Important Things Learned Since COVID-19 Outbreak

With the pandemic, COVID-19, still present around the world, researchers are learning more about the virus day-by-day. A professor from University of Toronto sent out a letter to his family outlining 5 important things that have been found about COVID-19. Read more...

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What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised During COVID-19?

In this current coronavirus pandemic, the WHO and the CDC have identified groups of people who are “at risk” for severe COVID-19 disease: adults older than 60 years old, people of any age with underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised. But what does it mean to be immunocompromised? And how do folks know if they are? Read more...

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Price of 500 prescription drugs have gone up this year

Prices for hundreds of prescription drugs in US have shot up in 2020. According to GoodRx, the prices of nearly 500 medications have gone up since Dec. 31. 2019. On average, the increase has been about 5 percent. Among the specific drugs with already raised prices are Eliquis (used to reduce risk of stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat), Truvada (an antiretroviral used to prevent HIV transmission), and Humira (used to treat some types of arthritis). The drug with the biggest price hike — 13 percent — was Cotempla XR, which is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Find out if your Medication is in this list.

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