He was the perfect villain. Martin Shkreli, the smug 32-year-old Turing Pharmaceuticals chief executive officer, raised the price on a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 overnight. The Daily Beast called Shkreli the most-hated man in the U.S., even eclipsing the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. After ferocious public pushback, Shkreli … Continue reading Man behind drug cost controversy casts spotlight on price hiking
Patients–and even some doctors—view generic drugs like generic knockoffs of their favorite breakfast cereal. You trade taste and quality for a lower price. Prescription drugs do not work that way. A generic drug is a copy of a brand-name drug. It legally has to have the same active ingredients as the drug it copies and … Continue reading Generic versus brand name drugs: What’s the difference?
Every day, people across the country take ibuprofen to help ease the aches and pains of daily life. Many athletes, typically those in long high-endurance events, take ibuprofen several times during the course of a race or long training session. But does frequent use of ibuprofen pose a health risk? Ibuprofen, most commonly known as … Continue reading Athletes and Ibuprofen
The more medications you take, the greater the chances you could miss a dose or make a mistake. To stay organized and safe, follow these tips for managing your medications. Pharmacist Tricia Meyer, AVP is trained to answer questions about medicine. She says it’s crucial that medications are taken properly because accidentally taking an extra … Continue reading Tips for managing your medications
Find out the differences between the two and how to choose what’s best for you You’re about to go on a first date. When your date comes to the door, he is holding a bouquet of roses. You are instantly impressed that he has taken the time to stop by one of those expensive florists … Continue reading Generic vs. brand name drugs
When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes we want shortcuts. We want things fast and easy and may look for quick solutions to get a balanced diet. Vitamins are compounds that our body can’t manufacture by ourselves. We need these nutrients from an outside source, whether it be food or pill form. Vitamins may be … Continue reading Do I need to take vitamins?
The cold that has been dogging you for days has finally caught up with you. Your throat is killing you and you feel feverish. All you have in the medicine cabinet is Nyquil, but you have to get some relief before you head off to work. You make the decision to take a swig of … Continue reading Driving under the influence of prescription, over-the-counter medications could be dangerous
Dr. Terry Rascoe explores why patients don’t follow prescription medical regimens Reaching for the bottle of aspirin inside the medicine cabinet, something catches your eye—that little orange bottle with the accusing white label. Lonely pills stacked one on top of the other, never to fulfill their life’s purpose. Not only did you waste your money … Continue reading You Have the Right to Remain Healthy…If You Just Take This Medication