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Pharma’s Profit Problem

The days when Big Pharma's profit growth were going to be decimated by patent expirations and no new big drugs are over. The AMEX Pharmaceutical Index (^DRG)’s has more than doubled in the last 5 years Gilead's Solvaldi had $2B in sales last quarter, making it one of the biggest new drug launches ever; at… Continue reading →

12 Months of Giving: The Nature Conservancy

At Planet Drugs Direct, we're deeply gratified to be able to provide our customers with high-quality medications at low prices. However, we also seek to make other contributions to society. To that end, we've created our "12 Months of Giving" campaign, which lets us raise funds in fun ways. Every month, we've been earning money… Continue reading →

Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain is a direct result of spending large amounts of time staring at computer screens. Most people have jobs which require long days of computer usage, so some eye strain is inevitable. Even though computer use is required, eye strain is still perfectly avoidable. Headaches and dry eyes are not fun after a long… Continue reading →

Mail Order Pharma and Disappearing Payment Options

Obtaining a prescription for one’s illness used to be something that a person could do quite easily. Many online pharmacies were accepting credit card payments for important online prescriptions for the patients. Credit card companies were approving such purchases without fail. Recently, however, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, which is a Big Pharma… Continue reading →

Teen Health and Technology: Most Seek Help Online

Unsurprisingly enough in the age of the Internet, a recent survey found that more than 80 percent of U.S. adolescents regularly turn to online sources for basic health information. Upward of a third of these teenagers subsequently change their health behaviors for the better. The survey, conducted by Northwestern University researchers, drew upon data from… Continue reading →

Depression in Heart Failure Patients Leads to 5 Times Higher Risk of Death

Heart failure is a serious medical condition that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States each year and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart failure means that blood is not being pumped effectively throughout the body; it does not necessarily mean that a heart attack has occurred. It… Continue reading →

Nearly Half of Women with Migraines are Undiagnosed

A migraine brings on an intense, almost unimaginable pain. This throbbing sensation becomes so intense that sufferers may not be able to work or do normal household chores. Although the throbbing, debilitating pain affects all aspects of daily life, an estimated 45 percent of women who have migraines are never diagnosed. For the most part,… Continue reading →

12 Months of Giving: The American Cancer Society

Planet Drugs Direct is still actively involved in charitable causes benefiting various worthy organizations in the process. Our June fundraising effort will be focused on gathering donations for American Cancer Society. The event will take place in our facility and consist of employee attended Bar-B-Que. All proceeds will go directly to the ACS along with… Continue reading →

Is Being a Night Owl Bad For Your Health?

Many night owls exist in the world. Night owls are people who prefer not to sleep until the late hours of the night. A night owl may not go to sleep until after midnight and into the twilight hours. Some people have night owl schedules because of the jobs they work. Working night owls may… Continue reading →

Easing Diabetic Nerve Pain With a Vegan Diet

Researchers conducting a small study on the health effects of a vegan diet on people suffering from diabetic nerve pain have found that it can potentially help alleviate certain symptoms and promote weight loss. The results of the study were published in the May 25 issue of Nutrition & Diabetes and included data showing how… Continue reading →