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What we know so far about the Ebola “secret serum” drug – ZMapp™

August 5, 2014

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ZMapp™ was formulated in January 2014 by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, California, a company founded in 2003 that focuses on “unmet needs in global health and biodefense”. It was then produced in Owensboro, KY by a company named Kentucky BioProcessing. It is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana bethamiana), which are “infected” with a […]

“Are you saying the Ebola infected Americans are not a threat to the U.S. public?”

August 2, 2014

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For the past 3 days, since the U.S. government agreed to help get two U.S workers who are battling Ebola infections back to the United States for treatment, several people have expressed their worries on U.S outbreaks and infections. At work and on social media, I have received questions from people wanting to know how the […]

Fast facts about the Ebola Virus

July 29, 2014

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At least 729 people in four countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria — have died since cases first emerged in March. Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected, and an American man of Liberian descent died in Nigeria from the disease. It has gone quickly from a third world problem, to […]

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 […]

April 2014 generic(s)

April 4, 2014

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Solifenacin Succinate Tablets 5mg and 10mg (Urinary Incontinence) Approved: April 2, 2014 – Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic for: Vesicare

10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 2)

April 3, 2014

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Yesterday, I brought you part 1 of this post on how to stay on top of your finances while remaining compliant with your prescriptions medications. Remember to keep in mind that before you adopt any of these techniques, they still have to be discussed and cleared with your primary care doctor or pharmacist since they […]

10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 1)

April 2, 2014

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Lets face it, despite the 7 million people who have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, there are still a host of people out there without insurance. And even for those who do have insurance, there is sometimes an overwhelming struggle to cover the cost of co-pays for health visits and medications. Therefore with […]