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Larry, more affectionately known as Junior at home, is an eight-year old Chiweenie. (For dog newbies like me, a Chiweenie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund.) He was adopted from the Humane Society by Kayla three years ago, joining a family of two cats and another dog, Cash the pitbull. Because her… Read More

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With a difference of only two letters in their names, Sudafed and Sudafed PE look nearly identical and can be extremely confusing to the unsuspecting patient. Both are used to treat nasal congestion—but they are available in different strengths, have different active ingredients, and are kept in different locations in your pharmacy. What is nasal… Read More

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In the two years since a national controversy erupted over the price of Epipen injectors, the market for epinephrine auto-injectors has changed dramatically, according to a GoodRx analysis of US prescription fill data. Where two years ago, , manufactured by Mylan pharmaceuticals, had nearly 90% of the market for the medication, today the Epipen brand… Read More

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Have you ever gone to the pharmacy only to realize that you’re on the hook for a high copay or your insurance just won’t cover your medication at all. You’re not alone. Luckily, many drug manufacturers offer savings through copay cards, also known as manufacturer coupons. These programs are typically for brand-name drugs, and can… Read More

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It’s no secret, breastfeeding can be hard. From getting your baby to latch, to producing enough milk, the struggles are endless. But you’re not alone. Here are five of the most common problems that can happen while breastfeeding and how to solve them. 1) You feel excessively tired Breastfeeding is hard work, and women who… Read More

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Humira, Enbrel, Xarelto—these are some of the many expensive brand drugs that cost well over $400 per month, leaving many to count down the days until a cost-effective generic is approved. But how long will we have to wait? As much as 40 years in some cases. A recent analysis by I-MAK reveals that drug… Read More

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Synthroid (levothyroxine) is the most commonly prescribed medication in the US, and is used to treat hypothyroidism—often for a lifetime. Symptoms of hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid, may include fatigue, weight loss, anxiety and depression. Here are seven questions I get asked a lot about levothyroxine and thyroid hormone replacement therapy. What is levothyroxine? Synthetic thyroxine… Read More

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Nearly 40 lots of popular thyroid hormone replacement medication, levothyroxine/liothyronine, were recently recalled due to concerns over contamination. is a combination medicine containing levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3), both synthetic forms of thyroid hormones the body normally makes. The drug is used to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism like slow speech, lack of energy, weight… Read More