Browsing All posts tagged under »FDA«

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 […]

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 […]

In health news this week

May 2, 2014

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Pill to switch of hunger in the horizon News 4 investigates: Prices for prescription drugs may vary by pharmacy Drug Take-Back events set record numbers Who really pays for health care? Answer might surprise you CDC: 5 things that cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths Its time to stop ignoring the bad air we breathe New […]

Got drugs? Dispose of them next week using the National Take-Back initiative

April 20, 2014

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Got drugs laying around the house that you have no use for? Do you wonder what to do with prescription medications that have been left behind by deceased family members? Are you spring cleaning your cabinets and getting rid of expired medications? Are you worried about friends and family members abusing your old medications? If […]

In health news this week

April 11, 2014

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Were you at this concert? You may have measles One foreign health worker dies, five infected with MERS in UAE Creating body parts in a lab Some expired drugs are okay to use (VIDEO) Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa WHO: Ebola outbreak one of the ‘most challenging’ Health secretary resigns after Obamacare […]

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 […]

Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014

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Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]