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Familial Genetic Disorder Leads to Manufacture of New Medication to Reduce Levels of LDL Cholesterol

New Drug Approved to Lower LDL Cholesterol The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription medication designed to lower a patient’s LDL cholesterol levels. Low-density lipoproteins are considered more dangerous than other forms of cholesterol. In addition, there are individuals with a propensity for developing chronic heart disease due to a genetic abnormality…

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12 Months of Giving: ASPCA

Holding a fundraiser provides a tremendous opportunity to fund a worthy cause, educate the public and help support valuable services and programs offered by various charitable organizations. Because of our unwavering commitment to our “12 Months of Giving” resolution, we will sponsor another philanthropic event to gather donations for the American Society for the Prevention…

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Female Viagra Nearing Approval in U.S.

A panel from the United States government is backing a new, pioneer medication to treat female sexual interest/arousal disorder, which is more commonly known as FSIAD. FSIAD can deeply affect the lifestyles of many women, possibly dissolving relationships and lowering day to day levels of satisfaction. Flibanserin, currently nicknamed the “female Viagra”, works to help…

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Are You Paying The Price of Big Pharma’s Greed?

The quick-paced evolution of medical treatments is causing a serious concern about continuously rising health care cost. The expense-driving drugs are typically the ones that are newly developed and allow the patients to have a choice of treatment. However, the price competition makes it impossible to obtain them for an average person as many insurance…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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