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Don’t call it “depression”!

October 10, 2015

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“It is commonly used for depression” I answered to a gentleman in a perfectly HIPAA safe environment, after being asked what Pristiq was prescribed for. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a fleeting look of horror from a nearby colleague. “You shouldn’t have said depression, people sometimes get upset by that” she […]

Is an “over the counter” overdose antidote a good move?

September 26, 2015

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If you’ve ever been in or around the world of drug addiction, then you probably know all about the drug Naloxone (Brand name: Narcan). Narcan is a lifesaving “overdose antidote” (available in both injection and nasal spray), that can completely rid the body of opioid molecules in a matter of minutes and restore breathing in a […]

Reasons why you shouldn’t buy your drugs from Amazon

October 23, 2014

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Not picking on Amazon, I love Amazon. It’s one of America’s largest retailers, and one of my most cherished one-stop shop for everything. From the comfort of my living room and a few clicks on my computer, I can get almost anything in two-days (Hello Amazon Prime!). Therefore, I am not going to assume that you were […]

Can taking the flu shot really give you the flu?

September 11, 2014

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The short answer is here is NO. There is no direct “cause-effect” relationship between receiving the flu vaccine and being infected with influenza(aka “flu”). However, here are some reasons why someone may have flu after they have been vaccinated: The flu shot can cause mild side effects that are sometimes mistaken for flu: Most influenza vaccines […]

How to travel with your medication

July 14, 2014

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Summer is here…one of the most exhilarating seasons; along with trips, travels, adventures and memories to keep you going till next year. Whether you plan on backpacking in Europe, bumming on the beach, or taking a road trip, there is no greater way to ruin the perfect vacation than not having your medication handy and in good […]

Common ailments you can treat without drugs

June 10, 2014

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Sometimes we just don’t feel like taking over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs, and sometimes we’d like to but don’t have access to one right at that very moment. Therefore I came up with this list as a guide for those days when you don’t have the luxury of medications at your disposal. Here are some ways […]

Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014

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It usually goes a little something like this: [A young attractive lady in black sits on a park bench looking depressed, then a pretty animated butterfly comes around and perches on her nose, immediately perking up the depressed lady. Her outfit is suddenly transformed to a pretty pink color, signalling the end of her drab emotional […]