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FDA Approval of Bulk Prescription Drug Importation In Florida

Feb 1, 2024

If you are wondering how healthcare costs are going to fit into your budget, you are not alone. The cost of prescription medications in the United States has been a significant barrier to quality care for years. The CDC estimates a significant portion of adults aged 18–64 are unable to take the medications prescribed to them due to high...

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The Doctor Reading Your X-Ray is an Artificial Intelligence Robot: Should You Care?

Jan 28, 2024

Opinions about the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) fall into two groups: skeptics and cheerleaders.The skeptics worry that AI will become self-aware, ‘take over the world’, and eventually eliminate humanity. For these reasons, skeptics cast a wary eye on anything related to AI, from self-driving cars to the content produced on...

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The Constant Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Jan 25, 2024

In December 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to nine drug manufacturers, asking them to stop selling unapproved antibiotics designed for use in animals.Before you click away from this post, please read on because this topic involves you!There is a back-story behind this latest action by the FDA: it is antibiotic...

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This Is Not ‘A Fib’: Atrial Fibrillation Is the Real Deal

Jan 23, 2024

Author’s Note: To protect “Ed’s” privacy, the details of his story have been altered. Ed’s signs and symptoms of AFib [MM1] may not be the same as other patients with this disorder. If you have any questions or concerns about your heart or believe you may have AFib, consult your healthcare provider as soon as...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: The Benefits of Nexium

Jan 21, 2024

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a chronic condition that affects a significant number of individuals worldwide. The uncomfortable symptoms it brings, such as heartburn and regurgitation, can greatly impact one's quality of life. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, one of which is Nexium. A widely prescribed...

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Pharma CEOs Summoned: Showdown Over High Drug Prices

Jan 19, 2024

The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) is addressing high prescription drug prices in the US. The Democratic HELP members, led by Chairman Bernie Sanders, invited the chief executive officers of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Bristol Myers Squibb to testify at an upcoming hearing on January 25, 2024....

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Navigating Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide to Medications for Anxiety Disorders

Jan 8, 2024

Anxiety disorder is a prevalent and serious mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. This article explores various types of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and...

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Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Jan 7, 2024

COPD is a common but treatable lung disease that affects more than 175 million people worldwide, and in 2015 alone, COPD was responsible for at least 3.2 million deaths. These statistics are likely worse than reported because underreporting of COPD is common. Currently, COPD is the third leading cause of disability and death worldwide. This article...

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Living With High Cholesterol

Jan 5, 2024

You may have heard about high cholesterol. You may even have heard that high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. This means that some (but not all) people with high cholesterol have a greater chance of suffering a heart attack. High cholesterol also increases the risk of strokes and peripheral vascular disease (i.e., clogged blood...

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