Category Archives: Prescription Drug Safety

Why Prescription Medications Are So Expensive

In last week’s blog, I discussed how patients can take back control of their medication costs. I suggested seven simple ways to reduce the costs of your prescription drugs. Taking steps as an individual to hold down prescription costs, however, … Continue reading

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How to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable!

An estimated 49% of Americans report using at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, and a staggering 19% report that they have skipped taking a prescribed medication, or taken less drug than indicated, because of the drug’s … Continue reading

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The Scopolamine Patch Nightmare!

Scopolamine, also known as hyoscine and sold as Scopderm Patches, is a powerful drug known in the pharmaceutical world as a tropane alkaloid drug and is classified as an anticholinergic that affects the parasympathetic nervous system. In normal speak, that … Continue reading

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Smart Students Formulate Cheaper Generic Drug

The ever-increasing costs of prescription medications have made dramatic headlines over the last twelve months. One of the more recent and visibly-reported medication increases involved Epipen, the life-saving epinephrine drug used to counteract severe allergic reactions. That drug underwent a … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy

Population aging in first world countries is a growing concern for many reasons. One of those involves the issue of polypharmacy in the older adult. Polypharmacy is defined as a patient using four or more medications concurrently and statistics show … Continue reading

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Print Your Own Medicines!

The other day my wife sent me an interesting article that discussed some of the newest technologies regarding drug manufacturing. There are some amazing advances on the horizon regarding the innovative methods in which drugs could be manufactured and distributed … Continue reading

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MADE IN AMERICA: What About Our Prescription Drugs?

From time to time, news features on TV report a trend to “buy American”. The reports suggest that Americans are choosing items made in America over similar items made overseas. That’s admirable—right up there with the “buy local” slogans. But … Continue reading

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