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Online or Walk-in Pharmacy


You could have several personal reasons for wanting to get your meds online. Read along to discover eight reasons why switching to an online pharmacy is a sensible idea. Read more...

The 20 Most Expensive Prescription Drugs in the U.S.A.


Here we look at the most expensive drugs that patients can get at a pharmacy and administer themselves. This list does not include medications that must be administered by a healthcare practitioner. Read more...

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Antibiotics for Flu: Here’s Why Antibiotics Don’t Work


ntibiotics are one of the most popular types of infection-fighting drugs out there. But it turns out that we use them more often than needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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Prescription Fills for Inhalers Drop as U.S. Faces Medication Shortages


The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected how people are accessing healthcare and medications, but it has also had profound effects on our general supply of medications. We’ve previously reported on changes in fill patterns...

Price of 500 prescription drugs have gone up this year

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...

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How can we reduce medication errors? The FDA says ‘blister packs.’


According to the FDA, over 1.3 million people are injured annually due to medication mistakes, which include dispensing errors in U.S. hospitals and pharmacies. Roger Bate, an economist and public health expert at the American...

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Heartburn and what to do about it?


Have you ever had that pain and burning sensation in your chest as you’re just getting ready to sleep after a hard day’s work? Well, I have. And in case you haven’t - lucky for...

Medications Dropped by Insurance

300 Medications Dropped by Insurance in 2020


Insurance providers update their list of covered medications every year. This list is called a formulary, and it helps plan enrollees to understand whether or not their insurance will help pay for their medication. Find...

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Medication Reminders Improving Drug Adherence for older patients


Medication adherence refers to the extent to which a person’s medication-taking behavior corresponds with recommendations from a healthcare provider. The world Health Organization reports that adherence to medications averages 50% among patients with chronic diseases,...

Planes, trains and prescription pills: On travelling with your medications


Winter travel to exotic locations may be on your New Year’s list, but if you’re taking medication for a chronic illness, make sure to find out what you need to travel across borders with your...