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Personal Importation: Saving Lives

Millions of Americans face a difficult situation – how can they afford the expensive prescription medications that they need? These aren’t luxury items, as people need their prescriptions to reduce pain, breathe normally, or even to live. Without their prescriptions, people can’t stay healthy and their quality of life suffers. It’s hard for working Americans… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Greed and Rising Drug Costs

The pharmaceutical industry has almost too much power over our ability to regulate our own health. Medications have become a necessary commodity for a large portion of the population. But many of these medications have turned out to be unaffordable. The drug manufacturers, whether brand name or generic, are increasingly charging excessive amounts of money… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Big Secret: Illegal Price Fixing

It’s fairly well known that most of the profits from the healthcare industry go straight into the pockets of major pharmaceutical companies. Recent news indicates that the billions of dollars raked in by big pharma apparently isn’t enough. Six major companies have been accused of a conspiracy to artificially inflate the prices of several key… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s Newest Scare Campaign

Ads for medication and healthcare services used to be friendly and compassionate. Now it seems as if the majority of providers and manufacturers are into scaring the citizens to sell their products. Big Pharma has released a string of unnerving and disturbing commercials that are geared toward extracting an immediate reaction. The desired reaction: Terrified… Continue reading →

Big Pharma’s High Prices Pay for Their Pharmaceutical Ads

The news has been filled with stories about the price of various drugs being raised regularly by the large pharmaceutical companies that make them. In many cases, the price of these drugs is so high that people with average incomes cannot afford to buy them if they do not have health insurance. There are even… Continue reading →

The EpiPen Scandal: Big, Bad Pharma Is At It Again

As if medications aren't expensive enough, big pharmaceutical companies are raising prices once again. This time, it's for the EpiPen. This is a device that is needed by those who suffer from severe allergic reactions. They are often used with children who experience a reaction while at school as this is one of the places… Continue reading →

Making Mental Health First Aid as Familiar as CPR

More than 500,000 people die each year of heart attacks, according to statistics from the Women’s Heart Foundation. The number of deaths occur despite the valiant efforts of passersby and onlookers who step in and administer CPR. Most people recognize the signs of a person who is having a heart attack, and they try to… Continue reading →

Seven Medication Myths

Most people tend to self-diagnose and self-medicate due to either their financial restraints or a fear of doctors. It often leads to improper use of drugs and further health complications. But, even with prescriptions drugs, patients tend to ignore the recommendations of their doctors. Becoming well educated about the medications will alleviate the possibility of… Continue reading →

Bright Light Therapy – Easing Depression’s Symptoms

Depression is a mood disorder that affects 350 million people worldwide. Effective treatment for depression can sometimes be difficult because antidepressant medications can work with some people and not others or may cause unpleasant side effects. Bright light therapy offers another option that appears to have significant success in treating the symptoms of depression.  What… Continue reading →

Heart Health – Panic Attacks vs. Heart Attacks

Panic Attacks and Heart Attacks Have Similar Symptoms Heart attacks and panic attacks have similar symptoms, making a diagnosis difficult for a medical professional examining and testing a patient in an emergency room. Because physicians are accustomed to seeing males over age 50 having heart attacks, the automatic assumption for females and younger individuals is… Continue reading →

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